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Added Jan 11, 2009

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






this is my very first quilt and if you look closely you’ll see that not all the peices match-up. im not to fased by that though i think it makes it more rustic or something.

initially i had planned to make it for a double bed, but instead i took my measurements from a double matress instead of a double sheet… silly me.

in the end it looks pretty and who really cares anyway?

Material Notes

various patterned fabrics of different weights. like a real patchwork!





my mum for making one once that made me wanna copy

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    Dec 17, 2009, 04.17 AMby tasallison

    i love this blanket…i’m planning my first large patch quilt….i hope it comes out even a tenth as awesome as this…i’d be stoked….this is so pretty and subtle.

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    Jan 25, 2009, 12.28 AMby teamydear

    Thanks Sew4Sanity! That explains a lot :)

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    Jan 24, 2009, 02.56 PMby sew4sanity

    In response to the comment by PrutsPrinses, technically this is not a quilt. I suppose this could be a coverlet but technically a quilt is defined as such because it is comprised of at least two and usually three layers of fabric. The middle is often batting but can be felt, flannel or another layer of cloth. The middle layer is to add weight and or warmth. The quilt becomes a quilt when all layers are stitched through to secure them in place. While this is very utilitarian to keep the middle or batting in place, over the ages, the “quilting” has been used as a way to decorate the quilt as well as hold it together. This can be done in a number of ways. Terminology defines with things such as “quilting in the ditch” which is merely sewing on the seam of the patchwork or you can quilt 1/4 inch in from the seam. Quilting can be done by hand or machine in a variety of patterns. Traditionally, quilts are for the bed but have also been used as wall hangings. I agree that this is kind of a silly way to use one. Just info! By the way, this is an interesting way to use up scrap fabric. Thanks for the pretty display of fabric alekat!! Keep on sewing!!

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    Jan 23, 2009, 12.02 AMby teamydear

    Wow I like your quilt! Usually I find quilts quite weird with all these triangles and stuff, I think it’s tacky. But this one I loooooove :) But ehm, I still wonder: what are quilts for? I don’t really get it, people hang it on their walls? Is that for some purpose or just because it looks nice? Then again, yours is for a bed… I’m confused, but I might want one like yours :)

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    Jan 11, 2009, 12.03 AMby red-wren

    AWWW, I absolutely adore this!! I love all of the different fabrics that you have used, and i think they look wonderful together!! I also agree with you, the mismatched seams does make it look more rustic (and certainly not shop bought) :) I love it! I love it! I love it! I love it!!!!! I have been wanting to make a patchwork doona cover as well, and i think I will soon ..(Although, I’m a bit “Patchworked-out” at the moment, i just finished making a patchwork skirt :) I have just uploaded it in my creations if you wanted to have a look :) Well, fabulous work, once again :) Keep it up :) Renee.

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