Monday, July 23, 2012

Finally, A Vintage Patchwork Quilt



 My vintage inspired, patchwork quilt looks gorgeous sitting in my favourite cane chair, the perfect companion for a sit in the sun, a read, and a delicious cup of tea.  


Hello Monday, one day closer to feeling better, fingers crossed it is soon.  It felt like the longest weekend, house bound, with little enthusiasm for anything.  I  can honestly say I don't know myself, this person who hasn't a spark, just a quarter of a smile when I can be bothered to lift the side of my mouth, and that hurts!  This wasn't our weekend, we didn't go to the shack, no mention of sailing, no outfits, no farmers markets with intentions of slow cooked anything........just me trying to get back to normal!


Early Sunday morning I crept out of bed and went into my sewing room, I pulled out the vintage quilt, that has been eluding me for some time.  Perhaps it was the enormity of the hand sewing that kept her folded in the bottom drawer, perhaps I had given her up for a task more exciting?  This morning I will stitch the border and by the time the sun comes out I will be sitting in the sun enjoying her warmth and lovely colours............


Sometimes you just need determination!



This weekend I enjoyed looking through the cheerful pages of the  Playful Home, so many inspiring ideas for children's rooms.  
Meet Tara from 'Shabby In Suburbia'  who just happens to be hosting a fabulous giveaway a prize that will look perfect in your child's playroom.

28 comments:

  1. Oh no! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! The quilt looks completely divine, you are so clever!!!! That book looks fantastic, I think I am going to have to get a copy. xx

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    1. Hi Emma, speedy recovery is what I have pegged. If you are planning to buy Playful Homes do buy it from 'Fish Bowl' less expensive.

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  2. Beautiful...I have a quilt earmarked myself...going to be putting down the knitting needles over Christmas...hopefully mine will look half as beautiful as yours. Vic x

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    1. Hi Vicki, I'm sure your quilt will be exeptional, you have such a beautiful and very creative eye. I will look forward to seeing your work. Just between you and I, a quilt will always look great, no matter what!

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  3. Oh Roberta, I just read your last couple of posts, I'm so sorry to hear that you've been to hospital and unwell! You poor thing, especially after your trip to New York! This quilt is beautiful and would perk anybody up with it's cheerful prints. I really do hope you're feeling back to your normal self soon.
    xx

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    1. Hi Hazel, I'm already on the mend slowly, so frustrating feeling so groose!!!!! Yes it was the moment to finish the quilt, and take my mind off things......Just love some 30's fabrics.

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  4. Thank you so much for the introduction.
    I love quilts and yours is gorgeous.
    Good luck in my giveaway..xx
    Hope you are feeling better soon..xx

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    1. Thank you Tara, popped on over to your blog today!

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  5. the quilt looks lovely. i especially love the mustard with flowers on patch. you have my sympathy. i've been in bed all weekend with morning sickness/tiredness. totally over it, blah!

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    1. Oh soooooooo excited!!!!!!!!!! OMG how beautiful! Love it!!! Now that has made me feel totally better!!!!

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  6. Your quilt is stunning. I have one planned for myself when I can find the time to actually start it.
    Feel better soon :)
    x

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    1. Hi Tammi, start one now! pick an easy pattern, you'll enjoy the journey!

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  7. Oh, I want that quilt! Such gorgeous, fresh colours. I am glad you are feeling better - sounds like your quiet weekend did you the world of good. x

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    1. Hi Gillian, You should start a quilt for yourself,take it from me, it's very easy! Thank you. xx

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  8. What a sublime looking quilt - just perfect to snuggle up under while you recuperate. Hope that blah feeling is all gone tomorrow.
    Big hugs,
    Sheree

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy I pulled the quilt out from the chest and finished it!

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  9. you are so clever! the quilt is gorgeous :)
    x

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    1. Can't wait to take it to the beach shack. Thank you. x

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  10. What a lovely project to have finished. The sunny colours should surely help your recovery! x

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    1. Quilting in new to me. I seem to move quickly through the sewing stages then the binding slows me down. Quilsting is ver rewarding as it is forgiving, nobody willever see those little mistakes made along the way.

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  11. Hope you are on the mend. So lovely. I need something like that in my house.
    Oh! And the suspense is killing me! Can't wait to receive my goodie's from you!! and what you have chosen! Makes it all the more special.

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    1. Hi Sammie

      Thank you. Perhpas you could get started on one, just buy the fabrics and love them for a while. I'll be posting on Thursday! xx

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  12. Ah, I knew you'd make a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics that you chose- well done! Hope you feel better soon and that your usual sparkle returns quickly.

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  13. It's not been pretty around me, anyway I'm slowly getting my mojo back. The quilt was a delight to make, so rewarding, I just can't wait to do another. What I love best is most of the little mishaps can be disquised in the quilting process. Happpy days are here to come!

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  14. Hope you're feeling better! Maybe this will cheer you up, you might have missed it when you were in New York: http://www.annatestadoro.com/2012/07/11/another-amazing-parcel-from-australia/

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  15. What a beautiful quilt Roberta, the fabrics and colours are divine.x

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  16. This is such a lovely quilt!

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  17. Just gorgeous--beautiful choice of fabrics!...Deb

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