Scrappy Quilt from generosity

 Hello Dear Reader,

I have been sent old quilts and shirts and bits and bobs of fabrics, from folk who have been kind enough to re-cycle or freecycle fabric in my direction. I have also used shirts from jumble sales and charity shops. This really is a scrappy quilt. There are also smatterings of lovely fabrics bought at reduced prices from the quilting show.

 It’s made of all the off cuts from the stars I have made for my daughter’s quilt. It has the same spring time colours as her quilt.

 I’ve made it alongside her quilt and backed it and edged it in what ever I had.

 It’s become a ‘new’ throw for my fifteen year old sofa. You may remember from a blog a while back, that this is the self same sofa that Dearly Beloved repaired the frame of. No need for new, I can brighten up my home with the odds and ends, and bits and pieces of generosity of folk who have donated to me, jumble sales or charity shops.

If you look closely, you will see your old bedding, your husband’s shirts, ‘Lawrence Lewellyn Bowen’s’ shirts? my charity shops finds and they’ve all come together to make a throw for my sofa. DFS and your perpetual sales can take a running jump, my tatty old sofa will do nicely thank you very much and my ‘new’ throw is all it needed to keep going for a few years longer.

I’ll quite happily do with less, make do and mend and keep going with what I have for years to come.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxxx

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19 thoughts on “Scrappy Quilt from generosity

  1. Your quilts are just beautiful and so uplifting and inspiring.

    Loved yesterday's post, you did more than scrub up well, you looked totally fab!

    I'm currently keeping a log of all our spends this month, we've stopped our subs to the NT. RSPB and Telegraph and I've been making sure the freezer and oven are running at full capacity!

    San x

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  2. lovely! This is my favorite kind of patchwork, made with what's on hand. The kind of quilt where the colors are planned and then the fabric is bought leaves me cold.

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  3. when we fist got married and had no furniture someone gave us an old dilapidated sofa with the stuffing hanging out..we covered it with an old duvet and three patchwork quilts..it kept us going for six years!the quilt is beautiful x

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  4. Lovely.

    DFS never supply a spofa covered with happy memories of friends donating fabrics and days out choosing the best from the £1 rail in the Charity Shop.

    Well done you, something lovely from nothing.

    Sue xx

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  5. I am making place mats with matching coasters (set of four). Hand stitched by the english patchwork method. All hexagon shaped. These will be for son and daughter in law as part of their Christmas gift. Working on a hexagon napkin ring to complete the place setting. All made from scraps in my bits bag.
    Too cold and wet to garden today.
    Day out on Thursday when a new store (Hobbycraft) opens in Hereford. Will not spend but going for ideas. No fuel costs as I will be using my free bus pass. Great blog as usual.

    Dianne – Hereford

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  6. I am making place mats with matching coasters (set of four). Hand stitched by the english patchwork method. All hexagon shaped. These will be for son and daughter in law as part of their Christmas gift. Working on a hexagon napkin ring to complete the place setting. All made from scraps in my bits bag.
    Too cold and wet to garden today.
    Day out on Thursday when a new store (Hobbycraft) opens in Hereford. Will not spend but going for ideas. No fuel costs as I will be using my free bus pass. Great blog as usual.

    Dianne – Hereford

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