Wednesday, 27 January 2010

I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love!!!

Okay so I know I said I wasn't posting so much,
but I  had to share what has literally just dropped through my door!!!!!!
Miracles do happen!
I won this lot on ebay (I never win on ebay) for £8.50!!!!
There are 6 pieces in all.
Each hexagon lovingly hand stitched.
Look at the pony!

This package was sort of an unknown really, as the sellers picture wasnt that great.
So you can imagine the gasps and the pounding of my heart on opening.
I do believe I was heard to say omg omg under my breath, any number of times!
This is just the type of patchwork I want to create myself, If only I could find such great fabrics!
I thought I would make cushions to keep for myself   sell.
I've seen some (not as nice) in the CK vintage bit for £35!!!!
Just look at the colours!
Now I must go and make tea and swoon.....

22 comments:

A Country Girl said...

What a lucky ebay win! Thats a lot of someones hard work for £8.50!

Floss said...

Hmm, yours is nicer than mine... When I see what you do with yours, maybe I will be inspired to do something with mine, but there's just too much artificial fibre in mine to make me really love it...

French Knots said...

What a wonderful find, such amazing fabrics! Someone has woeked hard puting that patchwork together, lucky you!

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Swooning here as well...

LittleGem said...

Oooh I am swooning here! Its gorgeous and such a bargain :) fab find well done you - looking forward to seeing the cushion covers when they are done! x

Jennifer said...

They are beautiful, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Simone said...

Lovely craftmanship and beautiful vibrant colours too! No wonder you was so pleased! x

Pearly Queen said...

Wow - they're gorgeous. There's a special place in my heart for hexagon patchwork - I loved to do it in the 70s...

Sal said...

I thought I had seen enough gorgeousness for one day ...until I saw your blog!! Lucky you! Well done!
;-)

Floss said...

There are some rather bad pics of my patchwor here:

http://trocbroc.blogspot.com/2010/01/letting-animal-out-of-bag.html

I like the cotton bits, but some of the fabrics are nasty and artificial. I might do something by making all the made up sets regular and surrounding them with a pale, plain border of hexagons, but that sounds like lots of work...

Serenata said...

Lovely, lovely hexagons! Beautiful work, can't wait to see what you make out of them.

noelle said...

lucky you x

Peeriemoot said...

They're lovely - what a bargain!

Diane said...

You did really well there Claire - can't wait to see what you make. xxx (bet you end up keeping them yourself!!)

Kelly said...

OMG how amazing! you're so lucky & that price, i'm not suprised it made your day!

Lisa said...

Are you crocheting? Silly question!
Hope you were able to make your wool selection easily this afternoon.
It was lovely to see you today and yes you'll have to meet these pusscats one day.
Thank you again for my snowflake, I absolutely love it.
Lisa xx

Country Bliss said...

That was a lucky win it must have taken someone ages to sew them. Well done with the crochet it's looking great.
Yvonne x

Kimbles said...

Wow I just found your blog through your lovely red heart on flickr. The patchwork is amazing and to get it ebay - how lucky! I am dying to try patchwork - just need to find some time.! ** Kim **

elsy said...

just proves some bargains can still be had on ebay.....well done....lovely crochet and blog too by the way

Lisa said...

I rescued some fabris my sister was going to get rid of at the car boot as I thought it might be ok for a pacthwork project. Will email you a picture later.
Lisa x

Quilts on Bastings said...

They are divine! What a great buy.

twiggypeasticks said...

wow great quilts
Twiggy x