Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blue Ban

I like blue, it's one of my favourite colours but I made a very unwise choice when I bought our blue lounge. It's just too blue. So I've felt compelled to 'ban the blue'! My plan is to cover the lounge in cozy, comfy cushions and throws that are in nice creamy, neutral tones. For quite some time I've had this little patchwork quilt project on the go - my first attempt and so it often got abandoned at various stages when I didn't know what to do next, or just got 'scared'. Anyway, I finished it off last night and it now is covering a little bit of the blue, blue lounge.

Being a thrift-lover, I love the idea of patchwork quilts being made up of unwanted, odd bits of fabrics. This one is made of leftover pieces of fabric that were too small, or too odd to do much with. To help keep the colours the same, I also raided mum's stash of fabrics (thanks mum!). The inside of the quilt is an old fleece baby blanket that had a squeaky sheep on it - I cut off the sheep but kept the squeaker and sewed it in so that my quilt can still squeak!

The corners of the binding stumped me a little but I found a tutorial on the Posie Gets Cozy blog that was very clear with lovely pics and they turned out ok. Hopefully this quilt will be the first of many cozy additions to our (blue) lounge!

Thank you for everyone's Shadow Shot comments - I love S.S.S and seeing everyones shots - thanks for having a peek at mine too :)
Also, thanks to Bec from The Small Stuff for my award! I was chuffed to receive it and to be in such excellent company! thank you!


Hey Harriet said...

Sweet patchwork quilt! The colours are perfect against the blue lounge. I love the idea of the quilt squeaking! How cute!

Congrats on your well deserved award! I think I may have already congratulated you in a comment on a prevous post, but I have a bad habit of repeating myself. So congrats again :D

And a big thanks to you for shooting shadows & playing!

Bec said...

You've done a fantastic job on your quilt - great colours, and your corners are so neat! I love that you've made it squeak too :)

Rhonda said...

i've given you a blog award :)

details are on my blog here:

Hot Fudge said...

Love the quilt - and perfect mitred corners to boot. I like the idea of a squeaky quilt - you should patent that!

Sandra Ree said...

Beautiful quilt! And congrats on your award! :)