Thursday, 16 June 2011

It does what it says on the tin (or quilt)

The weather's on a bit of a crash course at the moment - we're due for a day of wet weather and I think Sunday will be the only respite we get.  Lots of indoor stuff this weekend I think!

A couple of weeks ago I was on a mission to make a quilt (a simple one).  Not wanting to spend a lot on supplies, I turned to what I had in my workroom.

Cerise pink fabric was left over from a cushion and other things I had made.

Candy stripe sheet was from a vintage fair.

Floral sheets were from a charity shop.

The size was very much determined by the floral sheet as I decided that I would use that as the reverse.  So actually the size is only really a double.

I did have to but some lovely wadding to go between the 2 layers, but I needed some anyway so the remaining will be used for other projects.

I completed it last week, just prior to our trip to London, and I love it.  To coin a phrase 'it does what it says on the tin'.  It's fulfilled exactly what I wanted it to.  Re-using fabric and sheets.

(An iron's required I think)

Right, onto planning the next project!

Enjoy the weekend!


Vintage Tea Time said...

Result! Very pretty - and so satisfying when you've used mainly re-cycled materials. Well done! Have a good (?wet) weekend! Abby x

Catherine said...

Very pretty! I remember my mum having the candy stripe sheets! Memories! Cx

Scarlett said...

Its lovely! Well done. Im hoping for some dry this weekend so I can get to the boot sales :o) Scarlett x

Serenata said...

How lovely, it is very effective and just shows how sometimes the 'simple' is 'more'. Brilliant a great way to brighten your bed.

Florence and Mary said...


Victoria xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What a fantastic result too!

Making some quilts is on my to do list has been for a few years but I chicken out everytime. I am not sure if its the patchworking, sandwhitching or binding that puts me off the most!

Must conquer the fear must conquer the fear...............

Hope you have a great weekend.


Dotty said...

Pretty quilt and I think it is very satisfying using fabrics you have in already.

Tabiboo said...

Wow - that is very effective and lovely.

Rain here too this weekend - I sat waiting for it today to be honest.

Nina x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Stunning, Sarah. I love candy stripe bedding so love the fact that you've incorporated it in your quilt. I must get my act together and do some patchworking.

Eek, "persistent rain" forecast for this afternoon and evening and we're off camping. I'm a little scared!

delia hornbook said...

Love it ;-)) It looks great and so so colourful. What a great use of recycling fabrics. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

I love it, it's just perfect! Love each color, pattern, design. That pink is my favorite color, so this quilt has to be tops in my book. Thanks for sharing the beauty. I'm really proud of you for getting that done!

moonstruckcreations said...

That candy stripe is popping up on a few blogs at the mo - I love it as it reminds me of the sheets I used to have when I was little!

Have a great weekend!


silverpebble said...

Beautiful and thrifty - you must be so proud of it - it looks wonderful!