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Friday, 9 May 2014

A Patchwork Ta Dah!

What lovely, lovely people you are!  Mumsy was so happy when she read my blog and saw all of your messages.  Your comments were so thoughtful and humbling.  You are amazing!  I have replied to most of your comments via email but there were so many that were 'no reply bloggers' (there is a tutorial in my 'How Did I?' tab above if you want to rectify this).  So to those of you that I have not been able to reply personally, a message from Mumsy... 

"Thank you.  How very kind of you.  I have birthday wishes from all over the world.  I am very touched.  Loads of love.  Mumsy xxx"

Now, to this week's post.  This week I would like to share with you a little journey I have been on for the last few months... an attempt at PATCHWORK. 
 I saw this lovely little bundle of my favourite colour combination at The Fent Shop in Kings Lynn.  A treasure trove of the best fabrics and haberdashery (with a Royal Warrant you know you have a great shop!).  The fat quarters were lovingly cut into rectangles with my new rotary cutter - what fun to have a quick result.  Colourful pages to be put together like the binding of a book.
Gradually the pieces started to fit together and the pattern was taking shape.  The corners were not perfect by any means but hey, this is my first time and I will learn from the mistakes I made, but I was having so much fun.
The backing fabric of a brilliant white was purchased and the safety pins were placed randomly around the project.
My new flower pins were placed around the sides and then - the beginning of the end.  A simple border.
And then some simple lines along the fabric just to hold together.  I love these colours, so clean and fresh, exactly what I had in mind for the garden.
My first patchwork project, so simple and so quick.
So, here it is on the table under the pergola.  I'm one proud little bunny!  Like I said before, there are some mistakes but I'll remember these for next time.
So that's another project done and dusted.  What projects do you have on the go at the moment?

Now, back to planning my next London trip in a couple of weeks.

Have a great weekend.


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31 comments:

  1. That is beautiful! I've never had much luck with patchwork (I'm not neat enough to make all the edges line up neatly!) but my Mum made me a gorgeous quilt which I love. You've made an amazing first project!

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  2. What a wonderful combination of colors, and the final product is gorgeous.
    You may have inspired me to return to the quilt that is festering in pieces and boxes.

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  3. I love the colours you've chosen, my favourite combinations. Beautiful, hard to believe it's your first xx

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  4. It looks so pretty, the colours are lovely. I want a rotary cutter in fact I need one so I can cut up my compulsively bought fabric.

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  5. It was only now that I realised I hadn't registered as a follower - I'll have to check my other sites now

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  6. Wow, Chel now you are into quilting! I'm so impressed with all the crafts and thing that you do. It came out so beautiful and I love the fabric you chose. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Julie xoxo

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  7. Beautiful, sweet Chel! I love the fabric you chose and the pattern is lovely :) Hugs to you!

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  8. You should be proud, Chel! It's lovely! I think it is fantastic for your first attempt! I've never done anything like it, so I am duly impressed!

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  9. Lovely! I just adore the fabrics, they go together so well.

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  10. Really beautiful Chel!! I love the colours and fabrics that you chose, so very pretty on their own and even better all together. I hope that you love it and that it will perhaps be the first of many. Glad that your Mum enjoyed her birthday wishes so much! Hope that you have a good weekend. xx

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  11. It's beautiful, Chel. Well done. :o)

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  12. I'm so glad Mumsy had a good birthday! I wish we could have ALL been there to sing and share some birthday cake! I know she is a very special lady. And I LOVE your quilt. This is exactly what I would like to do some day. I've never made a quilt but I have lots of fabric. You've inspired me my friend! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  13. Lovely soft colours in your patchwork. Congratulations on finishing it. It's gorgeous and perfect for the summer.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Your quilt looks beautiful, the colours and patterns are wonderful. I really want to have a go at quilting but haven't got there yet. So many amazing crafts to try but not enough time :) Have a lovely weekend.
    Ali xx

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  15. Well done Chel. I always envy people who can do the crafty stuff, I'm not much good at it. It looks really lovely and summery on your table.

    Diana

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  16. Oh Chel...it turned out beautifully! I love the fabrics you chose and it looks perfect in your garden! I have been wanting to try my hand at making a patchwork quilt for some time now but maybe I should start with a table cloth first. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a blessed Mother's Day my friend!

    Hugs, Vicky

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  17. Just adorable. I have made four quilts so far, one was a large one like full bed size, three were lap type/twin size. It is fun and expensive. You did an awesome job.

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  18. Looks so beautiful. Well done! Great photos!

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  19. It's really lovely Chel, I adore that shade of green, perfect for summer. I've got a quilt on the go, but I haven't worked on it for a while. I'm sewing it by hand so it's slow progress, but I like it that way. I do have a fabric voucher that I've had for a while though, that I'd like to spend (just in case the shop goes out of business or anything!) so I need to dream up a new project. Thanks for reminding me about it. I hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

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  20. You have done a great job, it looks so pretty, love the colours.

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  21. I love it! I wish I could get projects finished so quickly. Maybe if I spent less time on the computer!?

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  22. ... well done Chel, presently I have our spare room bed covered in pieces of fabric and bits of half done pieces of clothing and odd projects ... all from when Jesus was a boy! ... nearly 'ticked off' but not quite there ... :-)) Simone xxx

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  23. Wow, amazing. It turned out great. I envy people who can sew. I know I could if I tried, but there isn't enough patience for everything in my life.

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  24. I love your patchwork table cloth. The colours are ones that I love and I think it's perfect for your outdoor dining under the pergola. Have a lovely weekend Chel. Hugs. Pam

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  25. Absolutely love the choice of colors. So beautiful all sewn together. A work of art, that can be used again and again.

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  26. I am so glad your Mumsy was happy with her birthday wishes.. Your patchwork tablecloth is beautiful, well done! Happy Mother's Day! Wishing you a happy week ahead!

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  27. Hi, thank you for following my blog. I've just added myself to your merry band of followers but wanted to say I'm also from South London, growing up in Eltham. What a small world, x

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  28. Chel, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the colours.

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  29. Yes, wonderful colors - inspires me to get going with the decorative pillow I have all the materials laid out for ....

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  30. Fantastic!! ♥ So wonderful colors and patterns, great job :-).

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