Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Finally Finished!!

February 2009 – sorting scraps from the Great Stash, having got the original idea from my dear friend Lesley [see here and here] At this point, Cornerstones wasn’t quite ours – but I had already set my heart on a place with twin beds in the second bedroom!

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February 2010 – everything had been brought over to Norfolk in April 2009 [including ‘spare’ sewing machine] and I had been piecing together the squares whenever I could. Then I added batting and backing and binding.

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August 2010 – finally on holiday this week, I’ve completed the two quilts for the back bedroom - finishing the hand-stitching, and embroidering my name and the date on the corner of each one.

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And with the few scraps left over, I have even pieced together a bag for the Scrabble tiles!

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It has been a lovely project to work on when we have come over to Cornerstones, and I am thrilled with the finished results. It is all thrifted fabric, full of memories and I shall treasure these quilts.

The fabrics include – the dress I made when I got engaged, shirts from Bob, Dad and my FIL, a dress from my MIL, tablecloths and sheets of my Mum’s, school dresses and party dresses belonging to Liz and Steph, cotton trousers [mine and my SIL’s] curtains from our first home, bedlinen from the early years of marriage, duvet covers from the girls’ teenage years, a couple of my old blouses…and lots more pieces besides.

9 comments:

  1. Wow Angela - I love it sorry them!
    I love patchwork that is "proper" - made from recycled clothes etc rather than fabric on a roll.
    Lynn

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  2. PS forgot to ask how did you do it? I have been saving my scraps - is this log cabin?

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  3. Wow Angela that is amazing. They look wonderful, you have done a fantastic job. All those memories brought together to cherrish for years to come

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  4. They look lovely, Ang, well done!

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  5. Oh, I love your quilts--and I love that they're made from such memorable fabrics! Wonderful!

    xofrances

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  6. Thanks for the comments. No Lynn, it isn't "Log Cabin" - it is based on square blocks with seven sections - for each one, you need FOUR squares of diff fabrics, and you cut 3 in half and then rearrange. If you click to the hyperlinks at the top of the post, you will see the template. It is ridiculously simple once you see that!

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  7. Brilliantly done and so beautiful, thanks for sharing

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