Tuesday 20 January 2009

another week another cushion~another year another quilt

Instead of buying new, I am trying to use what I already have squirreled away to make a more homely decor. This patchwork cushion was purchased for a couple of pounds and If you look to the right I was using it as a chair cover. Its amazing how opinions on things change and amazing how Mr Fete hasn't rolled his eyes yet!

Isn't it strange how we creative beings carry around projects in our heads. I have a thousand, but this is one Ive started. Remember back in the autumn I showed you a quilt I wanted to make:

Well I'm on my way, I've made templates and cut out all the papers needed. I am using the English paper method again, a little time consuming but easier when it comes to piecing together.
The colours are gold, lilac and blue and I'm already scouring charity shops and auction sites for fabric. I'm after vintage fabrics, so this might be a long project...

This just dropped through my letter box in quite a miserable damp state. Where and how this happened is beyond me, let it be a caution to all crafters to wrap your parcels in waterproofs!

thank you

Can I just say thank you for your generous comments on my attempt at scenery painting, I am a humble crafter so your positiveness gives me a boost. That said, I shall post some more of my painterly dabblings as asked for by Simone at Linden Grove, coming soon...


Mrs Jelly said...

My Boden catalogue came this morning too.
It wasn't wrapped in anything - just a catalogue handed to me by my postman.
Perhaps they're trying to cut down on packaging??

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love your two blogs!! Your patchwork cushion is lovely, and I can't wait to see your quilt in progress!
Will follow both!

Have a great day : )

Sharon x

Simone said...

I am looking forward to seeing your 'painterly dabblings'! I am also interested to see how your quilt progresses.

Lisa said...

Enjoy the catalogue browsing.
The cushion is another success!
Lisa x

Poppy said...

I love Boden!

The patchwork cushion is so cute; I might have a go at one of them!:)

Love Lou xxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Boden makes me drool. I am keeping well away!
Lovely cushion.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

What a lovely blog you have!
I found it very inspiring and feel like I want to want to create more, after seeing your lovely hand-made creations!
Thanks for inspiring us all, with your amazing T.A.L.E.N.T.S!
Debbie Moss

Country Bliss said...

Lovely cushion, can't wait to see the quilts progress.
Yvonne x

cathleen said...

I LOVE your cushion...how inspiring...I want to make one!