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Postby jaydee67 » 19 Aug 2012, 17:31

I've made a quilt for my niece's birthday using floral fabric remnants and my husband's shirts. The patchwork was backed with an old fleece blanket which was perfectly fie except for the ribbon edging which I didn't use. The solid colours are hubby's old shirts except for the blue edging which was cut from an old duvet cover my son had at uni.

Finished quilt:
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Cushion to match:
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I used the front of the shirt to make a buttoned back for the cushion cover so the cushion can be removed for washing.
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Re: finished quilt

Postby ladyplumber » 19 Aug 2012, 17:37

They're lovely jaydee, well done you ! \:D/ =D>
1 BlackRock 2 Speckledys 1 Black Brahma 3 Light Sussex 1 Auracana 1 (noisy) Silver Laced Wyandotte 4 Marans x Cream Legbar
4 Barnvelder x Cream Legbar 1 Blue Splash Orpington 2 Chocolate Orpington 5 Gold Laced Orpington
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Re: finished quilt

Postby Henwife » 19 Aug 2012, 18:04

One of the lovely things about patchwork is the stories stitched into it. It's always full of "I remember when............"
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Re: finished quilt

Postby CP » 19 Aug 2012, 20:02

Very nice jaydee. :grin: :thumbright:
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Re: finished quilt

Postby Ilex Kent » 19 Aug 2012, 21:39

Beautiful =D>
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Re: finished quilt

Postby NannyP » 20 Aug 2012, 22:06

Brilliant =D> =D> =D>
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Re: finished quilt

Postby tweedy » 20 Aug 2012, 22:59

Nice job :thumbright:
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Re: finished quilt

Postby mojo » 21 Aug 2012, 10:02

crafted with love crafted with skill well done
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Re: finished quilt

Postby brooksidepoultry » 29 Aug 2012, 20:34

Ooh very nice quiltings something I've always wanted to have a go at but never have the time :lol: I must this winter try & get back into my crocheting & crafting to occupy those cold, dark winter nights :( :( :( - that is until lambing comes around again when they all want to lamb at once 20-30 ewes a day at some point is hard work when your running out of pens :shock: :lol: but I love it.

Is the quilting easy to do? x
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Re: finished quilt

Postby jaydee67 » 29 Aug 2012, 22:29

This patchwork is simply squares and strips machine sewn together. It is 'quilted' by joining the layers together with a pattern of stitches that goes through all (both in this case) layers. I stitch 'in the ditch' which means I follow the lines of the pattern and stitch n the seams. I did think about getting it properly quilted but would have had to send it to Aberdeen. You can also quilt by simply stitching through the layers by hand in the corners of blocks or sewing buttons in place. I've just bought a new book on patchwork and quilting so going to have a play!
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Re: finished quilt

Postby mojo » 01 Sep 2012, 09:53

mrs mojo is a quilter she often makes a quilt then stitcje to a polar blanket to make it warmer and non slip on bed
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Re: finished quilt

Postby NCOTB » 05 Sep 2012, 00:57

Lovely :thumbright:
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