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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Finished green patchwork quilt and crochet coat hangers.

Hello there everybody. This week I have to show the actual finished...yes, finished patchwork quilt. Go me. It's funny how I couldn't wait to get it all done and dusted and then it's hmmm I really miss having that on my lap stitching away at it!
Without further ado here it is;
Taken outside on a breezy, sunny day (yep, I did say sunny!) It's about the same size as my red quilt which fits a double bed but doesn't have much of an overhang.

Purists look away now, cos as you can see it's rather wonky, but after doing the whole lot by hand my eyes were begining to cross! I was going to leave the green sashing plain, but added the circles which made it all come together very nicely. Before I wasn't liking it much but now I do.

Wrapped around my shy model who said it was nice and cosy! This is a medium weight quilt. Am now thinking what quilt to make next, after me thinking never again. :0D I gave it a quick wash and a cool iron on the reverse side which is a plain white sheet.

I also did some crocheting, which was quite easy to do, but I thought very effective and pretty.
The top one was crochet with cotton from Penny's cotton club (no relation to me!) http://planetpenny.co.uk/ and the bottom one was crochet with odds and ends of acrylic that was in my stash of yarn.
My jacket and coat have never looked so posh! Arn't they so pretty with the flowers dangling down. The pattern can be found on this lady's blog marmaladerose. I found 2 hangers made from wood (one slightly bigger than the other) hiding in my wardrobe. I will have to have a root through the families cupboards and see if I can find some more so I can crochet some pretty flowers to hide the boring wood!

This blog will be joining up with these link parties;
handmadeharbour
http://www.flamingotoes.com/
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/
http://www.homemakeronadime.com/
watchoutmarthaparty
http://sistersofthewildwest.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.co.uk/

25 comments:

  1. That quilt is sensational! I really like the hangers too, you have been busy!

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  2. The colours on your quilt are stunning, reminds me of long summer days, strawberries and cream.... back to earth with a bump as dull, overcast and occasional rain!

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  3. The quilt is truly lovely and worth all that hard work. I know what you mean about missing a project - I've been there, especially when it's one that took ages. I love the posh coathangers - so, so lovely xx

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  4. The quilt is beautiful, lovely fresh colours, and the circle stitching really finishes it off. The coathangers are really pretty too, especially the dangly flowers.

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  5. I can't believe you did the quilt by hand, it's amazing!! I love the coat hangers too, would quite happily buy a set of those! Always love the things you make :-)

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  6. Your quilts is so beautiful - such lovely colours. Your hangers are great fun, a really nice idea to make them look much prettier than they usually look - well done. Hope you have a good week.

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  7. I love the colour combination on your quilt and it is great to see handstitching on a quilt too.

    I wonder how long before you have to start another quilt... :)

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  8. Your quilt is superb! i expect it would take me about three lifetimes to finish a project like this :) well done for persevering, the results are fabulous!

    I love your crochet hangars too, you're right, the little flowers hanging down are very pretty. I especially like the lilac one with the pink flowers - two of my favourite colours :)

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  9. I can't believe you did it by hand! I love the hangers too :) x

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  10. Fabulous quilt! That hand quilting really is a mammouth task well done. The swirls on the sashing certainly finish it off and give it a bit of 'movement'.
    Teresa x

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  11. Your quilt is beautiful, well done! I wish I could crochet like that - your hangers are really pretty!

    Hope you have a good week!

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  12. What a beautiful quilt! I appreciate your stopping by my Blog. :)

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  13. that quilt is wonderful, I love all those different greens.

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  14. Fabulous quilt and equally stunning coat hangers. Well done x

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  15. I reall love the coat hangers and as for the quilt- you have a load of patience but it is beautiful.

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  16. I love the summery colours of the quilt, it's absolutely beautiful. Crochet covered hangers have been on my wish list for a while now, you've inspired me again, I just need some time! Thanks for the link!

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  17. A beautiful quilt - and with lots of hand stitching too, a real labour of love.
    Jo x

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  18. The quilt looks lovely, very fresh and springtime look to it. Wish I could crochet, those coathangers look great

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  19. Your hangers are gorgeous- I don't think I'd want to hang any clothes on them and risk hiding all that lovely work!

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  20. What a lovely summery quilt, and the hangers look great, too! Have a smashing week x

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  21. What lovely lovely creations. They are so pretty.
    Bet your coats happy hanging on those hangers :)
    Ali x

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  22. Quilt is absolutely beautiful, you should feel very proud of yourself. Love the hangers too, very pretty with the flowers

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  23. The quilt is lovely, what gorgeous colours!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! Quilting is on my bucket list of things to accomplish. Love the crocheted the hangers too. My used to make those when we were younger. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day.

    Michelle

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  25. Yes to the croechet hangers. i have some too and love them.

    Thank you for sharing and participation in the party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/ .
    We'll feature a few people and have a new party tomorrow.

    Hope to see you there again!

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