I’m too lazy for quiltling. And I’m too slap-dash for patchwork. So this little number is quite an achievement for me!
My first ever attempt at patchwork is made from the Sarah Kay fabric remnants from a duvet cover I had as a child, the rose bud patterned remnants from the fabric used to make crib buffers when I was a baby, and the off-cuts from a Laura Ashley dress I shortened for Lauren. Also, lots of vintage sheet scraps.
Because I’m too cheap to buy wadding Because I’m all about upcycling this year, it’s padded with a throw I bought in Primark a few years back, which ended up snagged and pulled beyond respectability and shoved in the airing cupboard.
I machined the patchwork elements, then hand-quilted and hand-stitched the edges. Which were made from several very long strips of duvet cover, folded in and in again and ironed closed.
I’m quite proud of my first quilt! I now feel safe tackling a grown-up version to throw over the back of Dapper’s sofa for those cold winter nights…