Wednesday, 15 May 2013

I Woke Up This Morning, And I Needed To Make Something.....So I Did!

 

 
More importantly.....I needed to FINISH something! I have WIP's in every corner of my home. I'm a Creative Butterfly, never settling for too long on something....always looking for the next flower! Whilst this is exciting, it can get a bit exhausting....sometimes you just need to settle somewhere, finish what you started, don't you think?!
 
 
Now, shall I make another cushion? Bag perhaps?
 
 
Out came the rotary cutter ( I don't break out in a sweat at the sight of it anymore!) chop, chop.....beautiful sheets, making my heart skip a beat!
 
 
Slowly but surely my new blanket emerged! Clarice still has tension issues, so don't look too closely, the stitches aren't the best!
 

 
Happy, happy, happy......
 

 
I've backed her in this lovely yellow sheet I picked up on Saturday, in fact I used a few new sheets.....I really must talk to you about my sheets, maybe next time!
 
 
She might go on my bed, but for now she can live in the conservatory, I'm going to snuggle under her.....it's a tad nippy her at the moment, I do hope that the beautiful weather we had at the Bank Holiday wasn't our summer!
 
 
There, another bit on my quest for a colourful, happy home!
 
 
The binding is truly awful.....I was getting a bit impatient to finish (that's the butterfly again!) so didn't measure, just used, well guess work, not a good idea!
I might stitch around the edge with some embroidery thread....then again I might not....I might make it look worse! Oh well, I like it and that's all that matters really, isn't it!
 
 
I will show you my other treasures, I've not forgotten just got swept up in a sea of vintage sheets, as you do!
 
I've added some bigger bits in my Esty shop, some 1/2 yard pieces of the sheets below, if anyone's interested!
 
 
Thanks, as always for you lovely, funny, supportive comments. I usually respond to any questions back here on my blog, I just find it easier that way. I hope you don't think I'm rude if I don't email you back...it just seems to take me ages that way!
 
I'm off now, need to put Clarice to bed, and clear up no end of threads, it looks like there's been an explosion in a vintage sheet factory here.....how lovely!!!
 
Until next time!
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

57 comments:

  1. Well that is a very impressive day's work. It looks great from where I am sitting. Did you put wadding in your quilt?

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    1. No wadding, Clarice won't cope with that at the moment, it's surprising heavy, so will definitely be warm enough for summer use! :) x

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  2. Your blanket is beautiful, so bright and cheerful. I hope to make friends with my showing machine (it seems to prefer my husband!) as I have an ever growing list of sewing projects I would like to do. X

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    1. Hi Nicci, hope you make friends soon and create lots of lovely things together! :) x

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  3. You are such a talented person Ada. Your range of talents and eye for colour makes me envious. This blanket is so bright and colourful and look fab on the couch.
    Rosiexx

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    1. It really is thrown together....not much talent! I'm no Molly Flanders! :) x

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  4. Incredible that you did all that in a day! And it is so pretty -a real rainbow patchwork..my favourite! :)

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    1. Was determined to finish SOMETHING! :) x

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  5. wow that is amazing, I love it. You are very very talented!

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  6. Lovely blanket! It's a heaven of vintage flowers:)

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  7. That is so beautiful, you are one clever duck Ada Bea xo

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  8. Ah it's beautiful! So very very pretty - you must be pleased as punch with it!
    Claire

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  9. Really, really wonderful, your blanket. I love it.
    Moni xx

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  10. It's lovely! You and Clarice are a great team!

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  11. Beautiful job! Spectacular colour choices :D

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  12. There's nothing quite as satisfying as finishing a WIP, it looks fab! x

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  13. I love your blanket! So beautiful.
    M x

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  14. It looks lovely. I wish I could sew - maybe one day!

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    1. Just go for it, doesn't matter if you make mistakes, just enjoy! :) x

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  15. Ada Bea does it again! Its so very cheerful and happy Ada, you simply cannot look at your quilt and be sad :o) I am having fun doing some hand stitching this week and am finding it so therapeutic xxx can't wait to hear more about your sheets xxx Penny

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    1. Your was so pretty, got me motivated! :) x

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  16. That's so beautiful Ada - so happy and colourful! I've recently got out my collection of vintage fabrics now I have room to display them and am itching to get started! I have no idea what I'm doing - but I'm up for having a go! And I'm not allowed to buy any more until I make something with what I have ;)

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  17. Yes, that's all that really matters Ada......
    Your quilt looks lovely and snuggly. Enjoy it and I hope you get
    some warmer weather soon.

    Claire x

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    1. Would love a bit of your talent Claire! :) x

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  18. such a cheerful and bright throw you have made and so quickly.

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  19. Beautiful Ada ... don't point out the imperfections, we wouldn't notice them! So clever of you to do so quickly(wish I could sew)

    Love Claire xx

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    1. It just makes up for the other two blankets that have been neglected for months.....:) x

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  20. You whipped up that little beauty in one day? You are amazing and it is gorgeous. You can't go wrong with a vintage sheet blanket. I'm thinking of making another one but in a brick pattern stylee. I'm a bit scared of binding though so well done you on yours. Xx

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  21. Wow, I'm so glad I found your blog! What an inspiration! I just wrote about a lampshade I made with my little one's old cot sheet - now I have an idea what to do with the leftover fabric! Thank you! Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks for popping by Chrissie, glad you've enjoyed your visit! :) x

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  22. Wow, that is one very beautiful throw, I LOVE!! I love your new yellow fabric in there too, it goes so well. I can't believe you whipped that up, I am suitably impressed my dear!! You put it so beautifully, this fluttering around with a million and one projects, I share this butterfly buzz, such joy and frustration at never finishing things, so well done you for getting this DONE. xo

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  23. It's gorgeous Ada ... I think embroidery would be pretty ... Bee xx

    PS I share your dream for a camper van ... x

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  24. Your quilt is lovely! Mine is still half finished, I have another quilts worth of squares cut plus some for a barkcloth quilt but I am having sewing machine issues too. I think it may terminal - so frustrating to have so many (too many) WIPs and more crafty ideas in my head that I can't get on with! I haven't even thought about how to bind my quilts. Can't wait for you to share your vintage sheet collection - I thought we had seen a lot, just how many have you got?! Mrs RV x

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    1. Hope you get your machine sorted soon! :) x

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  25. Why is the binding bad?
    I use the crazy mom quilts tute, pretty much a standard method.
    Hand finishing always gives a nice result, and some say is the best part x

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    1. I'll have a look at that...I didn't measure so not very neat but I still love it! :) x

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  26. A square of fabric can say so much. Just loved this post.

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  27. Well done for finishing!!! Looks marvellous to me, perfect for a pic-nic, we just need some sunshine now!!!!!! ;D

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  28. I do love this quilt and well done you as I have many vintage sheets in the airing cupboard and they should be out and proud in some hand-crafted form and not hidden away. Looks good in the conservatory but would look equally gorgeous in the bedroom. I must learn to quilt this year! x

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    1. Get out them there sheets Miss MeMeRose! Out and proud....definitely! :) x

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  29. it's absolutely gorgeous Ada! we have been doing similar things, will show you soon! Heather x

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  30. You are such a busy bee, and it looks fantastic. Love it :) xx

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous, Ada, and so very "you"! I got my sewing machine out today for the first time in months and actually I quite enjoyed myself! x

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  32. Oh my gosh Ada, you are amazing! That is just gorgeous. Hazel x

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  33. how wonderfully wonderfully wonderful!!!!

    mezz x

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  34. I am so jealous - that is gorgeous! Is it wrong that I could almost eat those vintage floral prints?

    I hope you are well.

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    1. Yes you could eat them couldn't you.....might get indigestion, but what the heck, there's always Rennies! :) x

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  35. i think that is possibly the most gorgeous thing i have ever seen! xxxx

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  36. Love your quilt, I can't wait to set up in my new sewing room and whip up on of my own. mel x

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