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« on: June 19, 2009 02:18:15 PM »

I always know when I've made a good quilt.... when I don't want to give it away!!

I wanted to go back to basics and make a really simple quilt just out of plain squares. No HSTs, no sashing, no borders. I picked up a bunch of old sheeting from St Vinnie's so I cut 13" squares out of each. The entire quilt top and back, therefore, is made completely out of recycled materials. Inside is some wool batting I picked up on sale because it had some dirty marks on it (that were so small it wasn't even worth trying to wash out! Bargain!).

The fact that my partner and I have been sitting under this very, very warm snuggly quilt on the couch for the past week sort of says something about my willingness to give it away!! It was supposed to be for a friend of mine who is due with her second baby (a boy) in a couple of months but I still have time to make her something else!!



(If you look closely you can see a few spots were we've accidentally dropped a bit of the chocolate that we have with our cup of tea once the kids are in bed!!)
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009 02:58:33 PM »

I love the simplicity of this... and the image of it being snuggled under with tea and chocolate when the kids are in bed... your post just said all of my favourite things! I really want to make this. All couches should be covered in cuddly homemade quilts and blankets.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009 09:10:24 PM »

Sometimes, simple is best.  I love how clean the lines are Smiley  And as far as the chocolate goes, it'll just lend character Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009 09:46:09 PM »

Ooo, I bet that wool batting does make it nice and snuggly. I love the simplicity of your quilt. Sometimes less is better. Smiley
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