Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Stripping


Have jelly roll of divine worn and washed fabrics, will strip!



The best sort of sewing ... free and easy.  The strips are cut for you.  Chop them up a bit more if you fancy, make little piles of fabric ... roughly white, blue and pink.  Rummage through stash for long-abandoned manly shirts with frayed collars to add into the mix and make things completely one's own.  Feel chuffed that knew they would come in handy one day.  Hurrah!

Let's piece.  Piece, piece, piece.  First one, pink flowery ... next one, blue stripey.  Ooh what next?  How I love to piece!  It's my favourite bit of the quilting process.


Piecing with furry friends, enjoying a rare communal eidy-hogging moment.  What could be better?


Loooong strips of candy-striped, polka-dotted, check-shirted goodness start to emerge.


I'm excited!


With every stitch, it's looking more delicious.


Where shall it live once it's finished?  I can't help thinking ahead.  Always so keen to see the finished article. 


The colours remind me of our newly decorated guest room.


Methinks we need to take a closer shifty in there sometime soon...

28 comments:

  1. Mmm loving the strips, your gorgeous lamp and the colour of the guest bedroom!
    Can't wait for next instalment.
    Ellie
    x

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  2. Another pretty quilt - looking forward to seeing it finished
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  3. That looks wonderful.Can't wait to see the finished article.

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  4. What a fab quilt thats going to be...and as for your lamp I adore it..I have its twin but in matt silver, I do love your colour though!

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  5. Ooh loving all of those sugary colours Hen!
    Victoria xx

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  6. I love your excitement Hen! :D It's very pretty. :)

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  7. I love worn and washed jelly rolls I have used about 4 or 5 so far and have loved them all they are all so different and individual. I am using one at the moment to do a baby quilt in the toy box range I am not sure if Kim still does them? Your quilt looks lovely your seams are very neat sarah x

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  8. Love your patchwork wall and the picture over the mantlepiece. Is it 'guest bedroom' as in friends or 'guest bedroom' as in B&B?!

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  9. I've never understood the jelly roll strips, but you make them so worthwhile xx

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  10. beautiful, soft & sweet!
    I can see it gently folded & draped over that fire surround?
    Because you are thinking ahead....how will you quilt it?

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  11. beautiful, soft & sweet!
    I can see it gently folded & draped over that fire surround?
    Because you are thinking ahead....how will you quilt it?

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  12. Def need some more piccies of that guest room!! looks yummy! Did you do that patchwork wall with bits of wallpaper or did it come like that on a roll? Love the colour on the chimney breast too - looks similar to the colour I have just painted our cloakroom.
    -x-

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  13. Oh how pretty is that, looks so nice... Can't wait to see it finished..

    All things nice...

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  14. Looks really pretty! So whimsical.

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  15. beautiful colours, love it.

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  16. The quilt is lovely, sweet with the pale colours - how devine. I love the peek at your spare room, the patrchwork paper is lovely.

    Hope your furry helpers behaved themselves.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  17. Love those faded fabrics. The guest bedroom looks wonderful - please show us more photos.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  18. I have TWO quilt tops waiting to be quilted. One is blues and whites, the other some gorgeous bright floral squares. So easy to knock up into a big top. So easy to stick it on the back burner because the thought of hand quilting 2 tops at the same time is more than I can cope with at the moment! I could machine quilt them, but am going off machine quilting these days, I want the softer hand which you get hand quilting. Oh well, you can't have it both ways! Loce your beautiful strips!

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  19. I bought a strip too- thinking what to do with it,possibly combining with a charm pack that somehow found its way into my possession recently.Is that patchwork WALLPAPER in the bedroom photo? GASP!

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  20. so pretty, the glimpse of wall covering in the guest room looks beautiful
    Thea x

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  21. Looking lovely, can't wait to see the finished quilt. Always nice to see the pussy cats too! x

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  22. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments! I've only just worked out how to follow your blog! Not computer savvy I'm afraid, more at home with a vintage sewing machine! The quilt is divine! It will look lovely anywhere! Ada :)

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  23. I love all your patchwork Hen. I wish i could do it but I have an irrational fear of the sewing machine! To answer your question about the jam splats, I cooked in an ordinary electric oven. I would reduce the temperature to maybe 170 degrees C in a fan oven and probably reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes too!

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  24. Wow your blog is amazing!!! :)

    Greetings,
    Claro ♥

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  25. Hello Hen

    Love the colours its going to look brill. Your bedroom curtains are to die for! Cheers Sharon

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  26. Hi Hen, that will be such a beautiful quilt.
    Yesterday I started a "beginners'" quilting course. I'm sure it will take a long time before I can make anything near your beautiful creations but I know where to look when I need inspiration.
    Carol xx
    p.s. wishing so many shirts hadn't made their way to the charity shops!

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