Friday, 18 December 2015

Retro fabrics cot quilt finished

This week I have finished the retro fabrics cot quilt. The sewing has been a welcome respite from Christmas shopping ( I never seem to know what to buy), writing cards ( I leave it until the last minute every year as I don't enjoy it) and super amounts of fudge making ( more fun especially the testing  and tasting part...), anyway the sewing is such a delight, so I kept putting off things until I had finished this quilt...

Here is the finished quilt, sorry it's such a fuzzy picture:

Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
I have quilted it in straight lines in the ditch at about 2 inch spacing and then a tiny kiss in the middle of the central cream coloured squares. The binding is cream American quilters calico. The wadding is 100% cotton and preshrunk.

Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
The fabrics are unashamably pretty and girlie....

Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
When it is folded you can still see all the lovely colours ....

Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
The backing fabric is a soft pink and cream double stripe:

Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts

Retro fabrics quilt by Green star Quilts
The colours remind me of spring flowers, daffodil yellows, primroses and tulips.....
Just right for a springtime baby....

The quilt measurements are 43 x 43 inches and 109 x 109 cms.
All fabrics are 100% cotton including the wadding which as been preshrunk.

This quilt is for sale on my website www.greenstarquilts.com on the Buy Now Quilts page.

I hope all your preparations for Christmas are going well, I'm sure you are all more organised than me. I have friends who had done everything by the beginning of December, but me, I go for the mad rush at the end... and handmade things for friends wherever possible. We have a £10 limit for presents for our family and  many gifts are homemade or charity shop treasures. Husband disappears into the garage for days to make cork table mats from bottle corks and there is a flurry of knitting hats and gloves going on secretly by daughters. We all feel Christmas is more about family then presents, especially when it is a struggle for many people to make a special time for their loved ones this year.

So if you are doing a marvellous impression of Superwoman combined with Santa at the moment, then remember to look after yourselves and take some time out with your sewing ,
Kind regards,
Sue







8 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful quilt! I love those "naive" cute fabrics!

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    1. I tried to find fabrics like the original vintage ones which were in the quilt which inspired me, I had to buy extras though, I always run out of one!

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  2. Congrats on the finish, Sue! Such a busy time of year - bravo to you for making time to stitch!

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    1. Oh sewing is essential for a calm mind I find! Otherwise my family would see a side of me they don't recognise!

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    1. Yes, I wonder if some people will find it a bit much!

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  4. Very, very nice. Love the fabrics.

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    1. I really enjoyed making this pattern and I think I will try it in plaids sometime.

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Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them and will visit your blogs too if possible. Comments are so encouraging and I love knowing that quilters from all over the world are visiting the blog.
Happy quilting everyone!
Sue