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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The other quilt

Recently I had a little show and tell of my vintage sheet quilt, Lulu's quilt. Well, the 'other' vintage quilt was completed last week...the one using the squares from beautiful Mardi's vintage fabric swap.

A little more show and tell of some of the fabrics first because they really are so lovely.






And the finished product...





The best thing for me about this quilt is the chenille backing I have used. It is so beautifully snuggly and I love that it belonged to the Mr's grandfather. The other best thing is that it is made from fabrics far and wide. I love that that they have all been shared amongst a bunch of crafty types. The other best thing is that the binding is a thrifted sheet gifted from my bestie. The other best thing is that I tried a new way of quilting-along the diagonals-so a wee bit of personal growth for me as well and the other best thing is that it was dirt cheap to make. There isn't even any batting! So it's all swapped, thrifted or gifted...everything but the thread.

Have you made your quilt from the fabric swap yet?
I would love to see it if you have.

8 comments:

Little Gumnut said...

gosh it's stunning! Love it! So cheery and bright!

Catherine said...

Lea you're a quilting machine:) It's so pretty and colourful and looks like it's very snuggly, perfect for winter. x

Bungalowgirl said...

Oh this one is lovely too. The diagonal stitching looks great and chenille is just the best choice. melx

Deb Robertson said...

This is my absolute favourite type of quilt where the fabrics do all the talking, I love it :)

karlyn Jackson said...

Love the brightness of this one Lea, well done on the diagonals.
xxx got your message, will call soon. x

Brooke said...

Hey Lea, I think this is the best one yet!. It has that great vintage appeal to it, and I love the chenille backing. Good on you!

Mardi said...

Gosh Lea....its beautiful.....I so so badly need to get mine done.....I think I will get a little more time to myself now Mitchs party is out of the way....cant wait.
Mardi xx

Charmaine said...

Hi Lea, ive popped over via Mardis blog:) Your quilt is gorgeous:) Didnt we get some stunning fabric! The chenille is a great idea. And you gave me an idea about the no batting. Maybe i will use some polar fleece or something?? Will share on my blog when i decide:) Thankyou