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Patchwork anyone? Finished a quilt!

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sooperdooper Wed 01-Nov-17 14:56:50

I've finally finished my first patchwork quilt smile

It's toddler size, for my niece & some of the fabric was from my mums stash, she died 2 years ago so I wanted to make something that was a keepsake - wish I could show my mum too sad

It's taken forever! Anyone else do any patchwork?

Yetanothernamechange1234 Wed 01-Nov-17 15:21:06

It's gorgeous! Any tips? I've had one on the go for years; lose enthusiasm and run out of material now so need to buy more and undo what I've already sewn up x

13luckyblackcats Wed 01-Nov-17 15:24:31

That’s gorgeous, well done! I have a done a bu over the years, I think you’ve inspired me to take on a new project. How old is your niece? She will treasure that for years to come.

sooperdooper Wed 01-Nov-17 15:36:56

Thank you smile

I've read quite a lot of blogs from Pinterest before starting & I lost interest for a while when I had to unpick loads of it which was pretty annoying!

She's 4, hope she likes it, I've sent my brother a photo but I'll save it for Christmas

sooperdooper Wed 01-Nov-17 15:38:42

13luckyblackcats have you done larger ones? I'm tempted but think it would be quite unwealdly!

Neverexpected2 Wed 01-Nov-17 15:55:18

That's lovely. I'm novice self taught sewer and only tried basic squares ones but did love them. Would love to try something a bit more complex like this

sooperdooper Wed 01-Nov-17 18:57:07

If you can do basic squares it's not that complicated, the sets of x9 squares are cut into quarters, switches about and re-sewed.

I followed a few patterns from Pinterest, give it a go smile

Craftsandcakes Thu 02-Nov-17 13:31:18

I've made a patchwork tree skirt for Christmas and I made a patchwork quilt for my parents for their sitting room I've only started sewing I'm the last few months and am loving it

yaela123 Wed 22-Nov-17 07:50:38

I don't do patchwork (yet?) but that look amazing OP! I'm sure your niece will love it for years to come.

liz70 Thu 23-Nov-17 12:10:21

I have a bag of precut patchwork squares somewhere that I haven't got round to using yet. along with the set of Tunisian crochet hooks, tatting shuttles etc. etc.

Do you just sew them onto a plain cotton duvet cover, with a duvet inside, then stitch that up? Or something along those lines?

MaudAndOtherPoems Wed 29-Nov-17 17:15:36

Those are lovely. A friend taught me how to do log cabin pattern and now I've taught myself other patterns from Pinterest. It's quite addictive!

AliceWhatsth3Matter Wed 29-Nov-17 17:21:50

I've just discovered a stash of fabric which was my mother's. She died over 10 years ago.

I haven't made any patchwork for forty years but as soon as I saw the fabrics I thought "Patchwork!".

Never thought of a Pinterest for ideas. Thanks OP, you're inspiring.

Gingernaut Wed 29-Nov-17 17:22:27

I go to a craft club in an adult education place.

I have over a dozen cross stitch WIPs and have utterly lost my stitching mojo. 😭

The class leader has seen me struggling over a tiny project which I have fucked up miscounted on so many occasions that it's taken me months to get within sight of finishing. 😱

In the New Year, she's made me promise to put down the cross stitch and start sewing a simple patchwork cushion cover. 🤔

I suspect it'll take me the rest of the year! 😣

Well done for finishing, OP. It looks lovely. 😍

StandardLampski Wed 29-Nov-17 17:23:46

I do. Love it. Well done... but a warning! It's very addictive. I dread to think how much fabric I have stashed away with plans in my head!! Here's a wee pic of my not quite finished latest

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