Monday, 18 January 2010

in search of colour

I think the wardrobe crisis stemmed from a need for colour to contrast with the white snow which turned to grey slush, and now to mud..........

so fabric stash to the rescue, a few hours of happy cutting out whilst watching tv, and first we have this lovely pile



a bit more sewing and cutting, and a few hours later it looks a bit more like this


and ta-da, a lovely very bright quilt top, all ready to be quilted, and then it can be snuggled under for instant colour



and due to the extreme colour choice there are 2 less people in the family who will fight over who gets to use it, which gives me a whole lot better chance of having a turn!

25 comments:

  1. I'm not sure you'll be able to get it away from Miss K! Two pink quilts might be in order....Very lovely indeed.

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  2. LOVE this quilt...LOVE all the PINK! :o) SO beautiful, so cheerful... wonderful work! Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  3. Oh this is bright and very very cheerful. Gorgeous. Clever you.

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  4. that was quick and yep, it's very colourful

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  5. gorgeous ! i started hunting through fabrics this morning and wondering what to do with them so may attempt my first quilt :-D
    Lx

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  6. What wonderful colored fabric to brighten up a grey slushy snow day!
    x

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  7. Seeing this has spurred me onto actually cutting my bento boxes up!
    Lovely fabrics too.

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  8. Lovely, lovely - both the quilt and your new header!

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  9. Something tells me you have done thi before! Enjoy this fabulous quilt.

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  10. 'Wow' that is a colour injection and very mcuh needed too. It's mud and more mud here too and still flipping freezing - best go and make myself a cuppa (nod, nod, wink, wink!!)

    take care and thank you again,

    Nina xx

    ps. sorry forgot to say - l.o.v.e. the quilt and in a couple of hours!

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  11. is it bad that the colours make me want to eat the quilt?!
    xxx
    ps. word v = wince which this blanket does not make me do!

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  12. Hi Tess
    thank you for popping to joshy and belle and your kind comment for my father in law.
    your quilt top is fantastic, i love the pattern and the colour, its really happy looking! fliss xx

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  13. Love it--those are my favorite colors!

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  14. Your quilt looks so lovely and bright! Great work!
    xx

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  15. wow!! and that only took you a few HOURS??? Where the heck am I going wrong?!
    I am still trying to finish the quilt I started months ago. You're putting me to shame, Tess!
    Very beautiful indeed. x

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  16. Just the ticket!! No one could have winter doldrums with that around.

    LOVE the new header... xoxo

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  17. Beautiful--a perfect bit of color for mid-winter!

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  18. It's gorgeous. Maybe we all should walk around wrapped in quilts to solve the clothes problem.

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  19. Wow! Love it! You make it sound easy but I know it's not. Wish I could sew. x
    P.s. Your new header is gorgeous too!

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  20. Lovely quilt, you make it sound easy! I'm building up a fabric stash so maybe one day...

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  21. Wow, this is lovely. Such speedy work too! Bet you are loving your studio!

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  22. Ooooooh! Lovely colours in your quilt, just the thing for this time of year. I've found myself staring out of the window, and dreaming of Spring, and all the Spring colours. Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

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  23. Hi, thanks for visiting me. I lived in Leeds for a year and traveled around Yorkshire a bit. It's absolutely lovely there! I love the landscape with the small hills, and visiting the Brontë Museum was a highlight.

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  24. Lordy! A few hours! That's such quick work that it's caused an outbreak of excessive exclaimation mark useage in me. That would take me days. I admire your decisiveness and the ultra-speediness of your machine - it looks absolutely gorgeous and perhaps there's even room enough for both of you under it while watching television.

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