Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Linen Quilt Ta-dah!

  
I got on with the binding yesterday and it didn't take too long in the end. I really love it now it's finished.  It's got that lovely soft vintage-y feel you get with old linens that have been well used, and the pretty bits of embroidery now get to be seen, rather than sit in a cupboard .

It wasn't the easiest thing to photograph, being very pale, but I think I captured the feel of it.
Here it's just finished and ironed nice and smooth!



After a wash and tumble it's lovely and crinkly, though I think it might be better ironed if it's used on a table.  Can't decide!





The back is an old white tablecloth, just the right size.  The quilting is quite minimal, just a couple of lines either side of each row as I didn't want to go over the embroidery.


Looks like we've seen the end of summer, there's a nip in the air today.  I'm off to dig out the winter duvet :)
xxx

35 comments:

  1. This quilt is just so lovely! And your photos are stunning.

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  2. Love it, and so envious! Maybe one day... Your photos are great.
    Patricia x

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  3. That's so beautiful, really, really lovely.

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  4. Really lovely, such subtle beautiful colors. Great job,
    Meredith

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  5. It's absolutely gorgeous. Great job. :o)

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  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely! What did you quilt it with? Ada :)

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    1. Hi Ada, I didn't use anything fancy, just white Sylko cotton thread.

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  7. It is so beautiful Debbie! I love the pale Scandinavian type colours. Well done! You've given me such inspiration!

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  8. A stunning quilt! If you ever grew tired of it, I know someone who would give it a good home!
    June

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  9. It is absolutely lovely - so soft and pretty!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  10. Me encánta el resultado es ideal y las fotos son preciosas.Un saludo

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  11. Just GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the photos! Very inspiring!

    Cheery wave from Bev

    http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

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  12. Beautiful - how long did it take you from start to finish?

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    1. Hi Elaine, I started it a couple of months ago but kept getting distracted by other things! The piecing, quilting and binding only took about a day each though.

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  13. It's lovely! So pale and pretty, and i love the simple quilting.

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  14. So, so pretty - it's so fresh and lovely. Is that a Cabbages & Roses fabric you used too? xx

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    1. No I don't think so. I used a couple of similar flowery bits but can't remember where they came from!

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  15. Love the quilt! You should NEVER iron a quilt, please don't consider it.

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    1. No, I've got used to it now. It did seem very crumpled at first but it's smoothed a little and feels lovely and soft now :)

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  16. Your quilt is so lovely and such a good idea to use old white tablecloth it fits it so well.
    Sarah x

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  17. Oh, your quilt came out so beautifully!! I love it! Happy sweet weekend to you! xo Heather

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  18. I am a new follower of you delightful blog. I absolute love the linen quilt and have to admit I covet it. I look forward to reading more.

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  19. Wow, your quilt is absolutely stunning! I can't take my eyes off it. AMAZING.

    Leah

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  20. Wow your quilt is so beautiful and suits the bench when you put it on it
    STUNNING WORK

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  21. Wow, that really is the most beautiful thing. I LOVE it!!!

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  22. This is such a sweet quilt. I love how you've used the embroidered pieces, it's quite divine. I have in mind to make a quilt from some lovely embroidered teatowels my Mum made for her glory box and never used. This may just inspire me to begin it (although I really shouldn't, not just yet!!)

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  23. What a fabulous and versatile quilt, gorgeous!! Lizzie

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  24. Your quilt is a delight! I love how you included embroidered patches, so pretty, and your photos are wonderful too :)
    Have a happy week!
    Helen x

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  25. I love this one, definitely a vintage look.

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  26. Such a beautiful quilt, and a really lovely use of material.

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  27. Hi Debbie. I am Shari, one of your followers, I think your quilts are absolutey G O R G E O U S! I used to quilt a lot about a year ago but gave my hand at crochet and have been stuck ever since. Yours surly have given me lots of inspiration to start back up again! Beautiful, just beautiful.

    Shari!

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  28. Now I know what to do with my collection of vintage chair back covers and table cloths - a quilt!

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