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Sunday, 16 September 2012

A new quilt, so photo overload and Vera's house.

Nice to see such a lot of people from overseas visiting my blog, so a big hello to you all.

You might like to see where Vera's last resting place might be. It's a little glass house that I found in Matalan a while ago. I am going to put some paper behind the back glass panel so it's not see through and no doubt she will get some comany over time.


Anyways, on to the quilt I have been making this week.
I really needed to make room in my stash cupboard as everything falls out when the door was opened and daughter wanted a quilt to put on her chair in her bedroom. So perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone!

                                 Here is the start. Just 'simple' squares.

Here it is underneath the sewing machine. I decided to have a go at machine stitching instead of hand as it was a smaller quilt than the others I made. To say it was a squash to get it all underneath was an understatement!





This is what it looked like before the quilting marathon began.


                                                       And after.....




                                                 Close up....
                                               

                                                 Back view.....which was a single sheet that I picked up in the charity shop. Isn't it a gorgeouuuus colour. The pink really pops out, also, I had a spare strip of patchwork from the front and so included it on the back.


                                      With an added label....
                                     
                                     With the other quilts all folded up.....
The stripey zebra binding was a piece of fabric that I found in another charity shop. The patchwork squares look like a stained glass window in real life. Nice and bright and cheery. Smaller quilt than the others I've made but it's not for the bed so that's OK. I don't know whether to quilt the sashing or not. Can I face squishing it under the machine again!!

Here is this weeks linky parties;
http://sewmanyways.blogspot.co.uk/
flamingotoes.com/
handmadeharbour
watchoutmartha


34 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I would love to make quilts one day(Ive made a small doll quilt for my DD and a small lap quilt for my niece but I dont consider them "real quilts." :)

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  2. This is really gorgeous! Well done you, I'm sure your daughter will be thrilled xxx

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  3. I know what you mean about the squishing...that is what puts me off machine quilting too and mine was nowhere near as big as yours! Well done, I miss UK charity shops here in Switzerland, you found some gorgeous fabric there.

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  4. I have an empty chair in my bedroom....just sayin'......
    This is really lovely to put in a girl's bedroom.....very feminine, and I love the simple squares....well done!
    Vera looks as if she's expectin' company...hahaaa.

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  5. I love the pink, it's so bright! Vera looks very Victorian :))

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  6. Well done on your quilt very pretty and love Vera's new home

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  7. Really gorgeous, lots of lovely colours. I do like Vera's home.

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  8. Oh I love Vera's home, what a great idea...I need something like this for my Hittys! the quilt is gorgeous as well.

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  9. The quilt is amazing. It's such an undertaking to make a quilt and I admire anyone with the necessary patience!

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  10. Love it! a great way of using up your stash!

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  11. this is fabulous! how can you have got all this done in a week!!!

    i love the pink on the back, it sets off the design beautifully and the stained glass window effect is fab too.. a great make! i'm sure your daughter is thrilled with it :)

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  12. Absolutely beautiful
    I love the extra strip of patchwork on the back.

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  13. Gorgeous and it is reversible too! wish I was able to whip up something like this as easily as you!

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  14. What a lovely quilt. Great mix of vibrant colours.

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  15. Fabulous quilt!It looks so welcoming and warm.Vera's looking very settled in her new home too!

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  16. I've got some smaller lanterns hanging in the garden and I've put carved mice etc in them. They're not as pretty as Vera's house, it's so lovely.
    Love the quilt, the colours are brilliant.

    Jan x

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  17. WOW, you have the patience of a saint ! So many squares to put together - I would get lost in them ! The 'stain glass' quilt is lovely, because you can actually see individually the paterns - I like that.

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  18. What a delicious quilt, I love the way the black sashing really makes the colours sing out. :)

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  19. Beautiful quilt! It's a lovely design and looks fab...if I wasn't so scared of my sewing machine I'd love to try quilt making!!

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  20. Your quilt is gorgeous. I really like the colours you've used. I hope Vera's settled into her new home, great idea.
    Have a lovely week. Ali x

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  21. Love your quilt and how you're charity shop finds have found a new lease of life too!

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  22. Love it, the quilt looks fab and you've picked perfect colours to complement all the. Patches. It really is lovely :-)

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  23. Looks like the quilt has swallowed up the sewing machine. It does look beautiful and cosy too.

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  24. Love the bright colours. The zebra edging was inspired!

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  25. Hopefully there's no chance of Vera throwing any stones!

    The colours in the quilt are lovely.

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous and with the trademark quirky house. Wonderful.
    The machine looks like it is eating the quilt!

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  27. It's gorgeous and with your trademark quirky house on the back. Wonderful.
    It looks like your machine is actually eating the quilt!.

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  28. I really love how the purple border has pulled the quilt together and the pin k on the back is my fav but did Daugther like/love it? Hugs Mrs A.

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  29. The quilt it lovely and you finished it so quickly! I bet your daughter is delighted with it.
    Teresa x

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  30. LOVE the new quilt! Way to go!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up this evening!

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  31. I love Vera's house and had to pin it!! Hope you don';t mind. All credit is given :)
    And I mustn't forget the quilt - it's gorgeous!!

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