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Sunday, December 11

A Finished Lap Quilt




 After many hours I have finished the vintage fabric lap quilt for my friend.  It's a little wonky, not quite as even as it was meant to be. I'm still not sure why one side is 3cm shorter than the other mmm but it's full of character and oh so soft and squashy. It measures 102cm by 105 cm a good size to snuggle under while sitting on the lounge. This is my first larger size quilt I have made a little doll picnic blanket before and a patchwork pillow but nothing on this scale. So I'm please with how it turned out and that I didn't take too long to make, I think it may have something to do with the fact that today I'll be catching up with my friend and I don't know if I'll see her again before she leaves on the rest of her travels. To help me along with the quilt I referred to a few helpful tutorials here, here and here.
We've been having a bit of rain here the last few days and last night I could here the croaking of a frog. It was quite loud and I thought it may have been in a pipe but this morning I discovered it sitting happily in my watering can.

Have a great Sunday

24 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine, that is truly lovely and very vintage looking. congrats. I hope you enjoy your time with your friend. I'm supposed to be meeting old school friends this arvy (in a park)! haven't seen most of them for 27years. the rain has been great hasn't it. Enjoy the rest of your day. Jane x

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  2. I turned out beautifully Catherine, and love the froggy surprise!

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  3. Its just gorgeous Catherine, your friend will love it!

    x

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  4. Wow! Your quilt looks amazing! Wonk is all part of handmade and it most certainly doesn't take away from the gorgeousness :)
    Hehe, no wonder the frog sounded loud, amplified in the watering can! Is he quite big too?

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  5. I love the vintage fabric and you have made a lovely quilt from it .

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  6. I love popping in to see what you've been up to and am always pleasantly surprised. This is gorgeous! I'm sure I have some of the same fabric. Rain here too! x

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  7. The quilt is LOVELY!!! great fabrics! Your friend will love it! and what a lovely surprise to find that frog!

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  8. gorgeous Catherine, I especially love the doily. I do love how soft these quilts are with all the vintage fabrics.

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  9. The quilt is lovely, the fact that it is a bit wonky (but it is hardly dicernible, by the way)only adds to his charm.
    I couldn't believe the size of the frog, I thought at first that it was a rubber one!

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  10. Lovely lovely quilt. Yours does not look remotely wonky- at least all the corners matchup. Wait until you see mine! melx

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  11. Great quilt Catherine! good job! x

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  12. I love your snuggly wonky quilt - its very lovely
    Have you kissed Mr Frog?

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  13. o wow!!! that is a very very cute quilt! very nice

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  14. It's really beautiful Catherine. Wonky is good! I tell myself that all the time :) I'm sure your friend will treasure it for many years.

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  15. Catherine the quilt is beautiful and I always think that wonking only adds to the charm :)
    x

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  16. looks beautiful Catherine! I bet it was made with lots of love.

    happy week to you gorgeous ♥

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  17. The quilt is stunning. Awesome job!

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  18. I am jealous - so wishing that quilt was coming to live at my house!!
    Your a very clever chick indeed.

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  19. What a wonderful job you did on the quilt. I'm glad to hear you're happy with it because it's just delightfully vintage indeed! My kinda quilt.

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  20. what a perfect combination of fabrics. gorgeous.

    rachel xo

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  21. Such a beautiful gift, such longevity too - no doubt your friend will treasure this quilt xo

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  23. Your quilt is beautiful Catherine! Such a lovely gift for your friend. I'm sure she'll treasure it for many years.

    What a cute little frog!

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