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    This is my first actual quilt - I have added patchwork motifs to throws, done cushions, bags and pillows for a window seat, but this is a first. For wadding I used a fleece blanket - easier to use than wadding and cheap too! The only problem is I made it a year ago and having entered it into a local agricultural show had to make myself finish it by binding the edges today - and the pins holding it in place have left rust spots. Going to try lemon juice and sunlight tomorrow to get rid of them.

    cushion cover

  • #2

    Gorgeous looking work. The actual thing is how neat you do your patchwork. Its quite neat & pretty.


    • #3
      Thats lovely. very colourful and the white and blue just finish it off nicely. Is it for yourself or a gift for someone? Bicarb made into a paste is an old remedy for rust and iron mold but you have to wash it out. If you were very careful and just did the spots I would think you could let it dry and brush it out.
      Coincidently I finished edging one yesterday, isn't it a good feeling, they take so long to make. Love the cushion cover, thats going to be my next thing to use my bits up. (Or some of them).
      God helps them that help themselves.


      • #4
        They are both gorgeous! I'm patchworking today's an addiction..can't help myself, I also also have a pile of ironing and the bedrooms to do out but they don't seem as appealing somehow!
        Jo x
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        • #5
          They are both lovely! But I really love the cushion - combination of the yummy colours and the curvy patchwork! I wouldn't dare try that - looks as if the potential for mess ups is too great!

          I'm another who will sew at the expense of housework
          Cathy xx

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          • #6
            Two absolutely gorgeous pieces of work, I especially love your quilt... how long did they take you to make? It looks like a great deal of time, care and effort has gone into each item.


            • #7
              To be honest, I've no idea how long they took. The quilt is all machine sewn except for the back of the binding, the parrot patchwork is handsewn and is a technique I was shown in a night class - not as hard as it looks!



              • #8
                Ooh that looks lovely!!!!!! Sue xx


                • #9
                  Wow, I love them both really bright and colourful. I will have to finish the one I am working on too.

                  BTW I just received a free layer cake from Moda Dea for subscribing to popular patchwork, the colours are great and I can't wait to start. Some of the offers are quite good at the mo if you are interested.