Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Patchwork Quilt Find

I found this lovely Patchwork Quilt in my local Charity shop. So much work has obviously gone into it and it is the colours of my bedroom so as far as I was concerned it was a delight of a find. I started Collecting the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady items years ago when they first came out and over the years have managed to add to the collection. This Quilt has some of the Country Diary fabric in it which is a boon. I did write to Dorma to see if they actually did this design quilt in a Superking Size (the size of my duvet) but they had no plans to include this sizing in their range. However all is not lost I intend when I get a few minutes to add some strips of plain fabric say in pink or green like you would with a patchwork quilt and then add some broderie anglais to make the frill, then my duvet covers should match the rest of my room. Its like buying a patterned duvet cover that has no curtains. In the past My Nan has made curtains to match my duvet from buying the unfitted patterned sheets and then lining them. They looked brilliant when they were finished. So being blocked by one avenue can often lead to you creating something even more different and unique for your home. Especially if you don't accept defeat and intend to use things somehow someway.

Someone had obviously put a lot of work and effort into this slightly unusual quilt, but someone else's loss is my gain and I am more than happy to give it a home. Its surprising what you can find if you take your time and look around. I tend to find things here there and every where and sometimes I find nothing at all; but I create a little stockpile of finds sometimes things go together sometimes they are for different rooms but all the things I do find are usually part of a much larger picture and usually blend or go together in the bigger scheme of things.

Keep your eyes peeled someone else's waste is your treasure.

P.S. By the way the above Quilt only cost me £15!


  1. Sooo lucky!! It really looks lovely :-)

  2. Thank you Kadeeae. I was in two minds when I first saw it as I was supposed to be on a spending freeze at the time. (little hiccup) But it spoke to me so I succumbed (as you do). There was no price tag on it and when I asked how much it was and was told I nearly snatched her hand off.

    I had purchased another Patchwork quilt last year which should have been £150. I got it in the sale for £60 and that is a superking size too. That reminds me where did I put that one! Will have to investigate. Think it is in the suitcase on top of the wardrobe.

    I am going to have a go at making one for my bed. I am currently collecting fabric together. Have never done one before so this should be interesting.

    Kadeeae have you done patchwork before or is it one of those crafts you are aiming to have a go at?

    Hope you are okay.

    Take care


  3. Well.... :-)

    I've ordered my sewing machine and it will hopefully arrive today, my very first! :-)

    My first task will be to "learn to sew" and learn how the machine works as I am a complete beginner. Quilting/patchwork is my main aim, but also want to do curtains, cushion covers etc... for around the home. Not interested in clothing other than being able to hem up for our short legs, lol.

    My last blog post, yesterday, was about the machine which I thought would have arrived yesterday, oh the anticipation!!


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