Hello there my friends, another week is upon us and last week disappeared in a flash, I think. A pretty good flash it must be said; hope it was the same for you? Thanks ever so much for all the Rupert quilt love. The icing on the cake to producing this quilt has been all your comments and the wonderful memories Rupert has evoked. Thank you for sharing them, I so enjoyed all those comments.
The week started rather wonderfully on Monday morning when a prize I was lucky enough to win in Lucy's giveaway arrived on the HenHouse doorstep. I never ever seem to win giveaways but I must have saved up all my "giveaway luck" to have won this fabulous prize. Eeek!
Lucy makes the most gorgeous traditional mannequins covered in lovely fabrics.
Any my prize was this rather stunning beauty.
She now has pride of place in our guest room, making it look even more glam! I've accessorised her with an original 1940's headband complete with duck egg feather flower and a touch of net. Oooh la la! Isn't she fab? Thank you, Lucy, I will treasure her.
The guest room is looking rather splendid thanks to another, albeit temporary, addition.
Recently I was asked to make a patchwork cushion in shades of green and purple, just like the one on the left in this photo. I generally make a couple of items when I'm patchworking because of all the effort which goes into cutting the pieces. I also made another of the stunning flower bowl cushions, I was so pleased with the first. This is the second and last one as the vintage embroidered cotton is all used up now. I find a lot of vintage embroidery, as you know, but they're seldom as beautiful as this one.
Typically, given my tendency to excess (!), I still had quite a number of purple and green patches left after having made the two cushions. One afternoon, while supervising the Munchkin's home work in my Den, I decided to make use of the patches. What better than a co-ordinating quilt? "Purple Haze" was born...
I'm really pleased with these items, they are made from stunning fabrics...
The quilt is a mix of four-patches and larger squares. This is the first quilt I have made for sale which uses special vintage fabrics and embroidery as well as modern cottons.
The quilt has an exceptionally fluffy batting inside and is backed with white cotton flanelette. It is the cosiest, snuggliest thing. I have bound it traditionally, hand sewing all 238" of the lovely green 1930's style floral binding. Oooh, my poor little fingers. Worth it, though!
Finally, I added one of my special little vintage embroidered name patches.
Ah, I am really pleased with this one and I hope it can find an appreciative new home this Autumn where it will keep some lovely folks cosy and warm.
Both the quilt and the two cushions are awaiting new homes in my blogshop. For now, I am most happy to look after and admire them, of course!