Monday, 28 January 2008

Going Full Circle

Firstly I just want to say a big thanks to Nonnie and all you guys that have posted comments on here . Thank you so much.

Just to let you know that I am still knitting my bear and the head is now sewn onto the body. Any tips on how to sew heads on straight for the next one will be greatfully accepted as he's a bit wonky. I'm not posting any pics yet-- I'm going to keep you all hanging on in there.

Back in my early 20,s ( ooh scary) I was a nanny working in London and even though I was looking after 4 kids I still had time to make this. Sorry the picture isn't very good.

This was my first attempt at Patchwork and it was all done by hand. By the end though I wasn't 100% sure on how to actually quilt it so it ended up becoming a duvet cover. One that was too big for a single bed and too small for a double. I am now pondering on wether or not I should actually take off the back sheet and make a go of quilting it properly? Decisions decisons.
I've also got a couple of half finished cushion covers that I forgot I'd even started!! Camera batteries went before I could take any pictures.

So finding this again stuck at the back of a cupboard made me think that I've gone full circle. From the above to knitting stripey jumpers ( which I sold whilst going through my gothic phase) to doing absolutley nothing and now starting again. I'm just hoping that this time I can keep it up and get better.



retrorose said...

I can't believe you did all that by hand! I was an aupair 16 years ago and I mostly drank in spare time! Well impressed! I have been blogging a bit recently about my old quilt so I would definitely encourage you to go for the quilt option now. It really depends on how much you want a quilt over a duvet cover. Let's see the wonky bear!

Ragged Roses said...

Hello again!! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog the other day. It was very brave and very nice of you to read the whole blog (how long did that take?), It is great when you stumble across a blog and find that you share a lot of interests, the red boots were very popular with bloggers! I love your quilt, it's gorgeous and I can't believe you did it all by hand. Good luck with the bear and deciding what to do with your duvet.
PS The holidays in Normandy were on the Cherbourg peninsula.

Vanessa said...

is'nt life about going full circle any way, I've noticed it more now I have a child.

I cannot give you any advice on sewing on a bears head straight other than don't do it after a drink!

Vintage to Victorian said...

What an amazing piece of work. If it's not usable as a duvet cover, why not give do as you are thinking, add a cotton batting, a new back and then use it as a throw over a chair. Or could you use it in the summer (if we have one) over a table or bench in the garden? Whatever you decide to do, it needs to be on show!

Nonnie said...

Wow, the patchwork is beautiful. You must be incredibly patient to have done all that by hand. It definitely needs to be on show. Even if you don't quilt it, you could put on a new backing and use it as a throw and a chair or sofa. I also like Sue's idea of using it on a table outside in the summer. That would be very pretty. I think life is often about going full circle.