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« on: November 08, 2010 01:18:30 PM »

So, it turns out that by putting all of our spare change into an empty cassarole dish for a year and a half, my boyfriend and I end up with quite a bit of spendy money! I stared at the 100 in my hand and decided immediately that I was going to spend it ALL on sewing. I've become a lot more obsessed with sewing lately and there was probably a mad gleam in my eyes as I made my way to my favourite craftatorium.
 Once there, I got a whole bundle of things, including a lot of amazing fleece that felt softer than a pile of kittens. I knew I wanted to make a blanket that would cover both myself and my BF but I felt that my material stash was rather lacking when it came to such a big project.
 And then, success! On my travels to a charity shop, I came across a magnificent red and white floral bed cover (and was inverted on the back) that would do the job.
 
 This is easily the biggest project I've ever worked on and it's not totally finished (I still have quilting left to do, but that's for another time). I spent most of my weekend working on this and my back is aching but it's so worth it to snuggle under it and be incredibly toasty warm!

It's actually so big that I don't have room in my flat to be able to take a full shot of it:


 
 Best part is? I still have 50 to spend!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010 01:41:25 PM »

Pretty!  that red and white fabric looks like an Ikea print - do you know if the bedspread came from there?  I like the (almost) finished product!

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010 01:45:02 PM »

I love the pattern and colours that you chose, beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010 06:20:10 PM »

I absolutely love this pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010 07:35:17 PM »

Amazing how cool that looks with only two fabrics!!  I hope it is very warm and snuggly!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010 01:38:15 PM »

Thanks everyone! It is unbelievably snuggly and absolutely delightful to fall asleep under on a cold night...mmm toasty warm...

 Padester, I'm not sure where this was originally from, all I know is that it was a bargain to find in a charity shop! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010 10:59:21 PM »

this is really nice! i think quilts with just two or three colours can be the most striking.
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