Friday, 25 January 2013

50 shades of patchwork: yes it's the vintage sheet patchwork duvet cover ta- dah


Well, hello dear readers, I've only gone and finished my vintage sheet patchwork duvet cover.  I know!  I'm feeling very pleased with myself.


Even my wonky and odd looking crocheted cushions look ok next to the duvet cover

It was a pleasure to do actually. 


Cutting out the squares - took ages though. 



Deciding which square should go with what was the best bit.  I'm thinking that you can't go wrong with a vintage sheet; they just look so fabulous together.




It was a bit unwieldy to work with at times.  After all, it is a kingsize duvet, so lots of material to grapple with.  I got there in the end though.



This is the other side - a whole pristine vintage sheet.



I love my patchwork duvet cover lots and lots.



I purposely nip into the bedroom at every opportunity just to gaze at it in wonder........



Sometimes, I find myself caressing each and every square and, believe you me, that takes a long old while......

And the patchwork doesn't stop there!  I'm already cutting up squares for my next patchwork project plus I just whipped up this patchwork little number (literally) for a Little Miss' birthday:


 
I'm a patchwork making crazy thing.  Or maybe just crazy.......xx

54 comments:

  1. Wow - it is wonderful, no wonder you keep looking at it! Even more special because you made it yourself! Fabulous.

    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Lovely quilt! I had a cover in that yellow at one time! Love the pillows...........!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  3. Good on you Loo. It's awesome and lovely, and you are VERY clever. A vintage sheet, patchwork quilting, superSTAR in fact!
    x

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  4. Gorgeous, what talent - and patience! - you have! Definitely a piece to be proud of, Loo!

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  5. Well done! That's really pretty. Bet it feels nice and soft too. Good for cosying under on these freezing days!

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  6. How lovely,

    you are right the colours and patterns match so well...

    Daisy x

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  7. What a lovely piece of work. I'm not surprised you can't stop looking at it. Its a bonus when you know its come from your own hard work too - and so pretty xx

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  8. You're right - those vintage sheets look good no matter which combination one uses. Your cover is smashing! Lovely to look at. Well done you. Mine is still a pile of unsewn squares. :(

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  9. That looks so fab! I am wanting to do something similar but as I have never tried any quilting before, wonder if it's a little ambitious for a first project!

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  10. Loo it's fabulous! So bright and cheerful! You've got me tempted to chop up my little stash now ... if only I could bring myself to actually do it... xx

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  11. I'm not surprised you go into your bedroom to gaze, fondle and roll around on your GLORIOUS new duvet cover! A true labour of love and the result is absolutely stunning!! I'm so proud of you, you did it and it's a king size - WOW!!! I love the #12 gift - I'm completely hooked on patchwork too and still look at our lounge and bedroom curtains in amazement:). Isn't it addictive?!! xoxo

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  12. Amazing! Such a lovely blast of colour and fabulousness and the card is an inspiration! x

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  13. You're just a patchworking fool, Loo!
    It looks fabulous, and deserves a stroke at regular intervals during the day - well done you! xxx

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  14. How very beautiful all of the colors look together, a stunning cover.

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  15. I would gaze at it & stroke it often if I had made it. It's beautiful.

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  16. I would be gazing at and stroking that cover if I had made it. It's beautiful!

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  17. Your patchwork cover is gorgeous!! Ive just started my first ever quilt for my lounge I have to say the cutting out was a long chore but I enjoyed the sewing together..still a way to go yet. Will post my pics when all is done. Well done you!! Karen x

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  19. I too love your quilt cover! Our daughters must have their birthdays very close together. We also celebrated a 12th Birthday here but the party had to be postponed due to the snow!
    Have a great weekend.
    June

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  20. You have every right to be proud it's a super cover. Keep up the patting!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  21. Looks lovely. I never had sheets like these when I was small though - mine were those candy stripe flannel ones.

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  22. Your quilt is gorgeous!You have every right being proud of our handiwork.I'm hoping that 2013 is the year of the quilt for me too. Jille xx

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  23. Oh, it's truly lovely! Well done you!

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  24. I absolutely love this! I'm starting one but my squares are too small and I need 600! Doh! Yours are big and gorgeous! Clever thing! x

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  25. That is beautiful! Really. You must be so chuffed! So worth the effort. X

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  26. Oh Loo - it is totally fantastic, well done you! I love everything about it - the size of the squares, the colours and the patterns you've used. It is very Dottie Angel and by that I mean granny-chic-blindingly-lovely!

    Jem xXx

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  27. Really nice job. Wonderful colours. You should be very proud. Hope the joy lasts and lasts.

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  28. What a beautiful that did you come up,
    I'm making one myself and not
    is by no means simple, it takes a lot of patience!
    Anyway congratulations and talented
    Love Susy x

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  29. OMG Jealous, I can never find old sheets, where did you get all yours, they're beauties as is the finished item!

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  30. It is a work of utter delight and complete gorgegousness! You clever thing, no wonder you I don't blame you for taking sneeky peeks at it!
    Lisa x

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  31. Wow, your patchwork is spectacular, you should be very proud of your handiwork and it rightly deserves to be stroked and cosseted

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    1. Its colorful and flowery; all the things that I love and I understand your need to admire and caress it.
      I can only imagine the hours of cutting, sewing and placement that took to achieve this final result. Well done Loo!

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  32. Pretty, pretty, pretty - love the fabrics... I have a feeling I have a FQ or two of similar that I have picked up at vintage fairs

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  33. LOVE IT! Lots of my favourites in there, well done! :) x

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  34. Fab Loo what a brilliant result, I need to start collecting vintage fabric!. xx P.S love the cushions too!

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  35. Oh it's amazing!!!! I was so excited to look at your post and see this, I dreamt about a patchwork quilt last night!!!!!
    You have done a fabulous job, I too would be peeking in the door all day, just to smile and say hello.
    Love V

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  36. Aw, your quilt is amazing! I made a doll size one last year and was really chuffed with it. One day I'll go all the way and make a much bigger size. xx

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  37. wow!! I absolutely love it!! I'm tempted to make one... or join a pair of single ones my Nana made. Make more!!

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  38. Omgosh it is totally wonderful!! I adore it!!
    =D

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  39. Now that was well worth the wait! I don't blame you feeling pleased with yourself as its a stunner! I was looking through the photos and recognising the patterns...good old polycotton eh?! Good idea to back it with a big sheet too xxx

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  40. Ooh, I love it. I've had plans to make one of those myself for a-g-e-s and having seen how wonderful your's looks, I really must get my a*se into gear and get cracking.

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  41. That's lovely, you must be very proud! I have some patchwork I started nearly 3 years ago that's still not finished!

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  42. I had the duvet cover exactly the same as the back of this quilt years ago, maybe in the 70's, that ages me a bit. lol
    I love the idea of using vintage quilts and sheets but here in Brighton the charity shops are asking and arm and a leg for them.
    Briony
    x

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  43. Wow, it looks brilliant! I would definitely be the same as you and be sneaking in on any pretext for a bit of admiration. Well done!
    xx

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  44. Everytime I see something as gorgeous as this I shout look, look I need a walking foot.

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  45. Well done you, it looks fab xx

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  46. I'm new to quilting, and planning to make a "rag quilt" out of flanellette. My sister-in-law was horrified to learn I was tearing it into squares rather than cutting. Doesn't that make sense, that it tears perfectly on the grain? And for a rag quilt, you chop the edges anyway to make them fray.
    Can I hear from some of you pros - what's wrong with this? Thanks.
    Nan - Toronto, Canada

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  47. Love it! You patchworking gals must have more patience than I can ever imagine having. You should be proud of your effort and achievement!! M x

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  48. OMG i can't believe i missed this post. No wonder you love it, its bloody gorgeous :-) Im making a patchwork quilt out of my vintage sheets to but mine wont be as big as yours im sewing it all by hand so its taking me a while i keep picking it up and putting it down i started it last year. Did you sew yours by hand or machine? You enjoy it its gorgeous, dee xx

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  49. You should be chuffed its lovely, wish I was this talented x

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. That is awesome... No wonder you are proud.
    And thanks..... I needed an idea for a duvet cover for my eldest son. I feel a patchwork week coming on!

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  51. Oh wow, you have an amazing collection of vintage sheets and have used them so nicely here! Absolutely love this! Thanks for commenting on my salt and pepper collection! Love your blog, im a new follower! x

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