Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Paper Piecing and covering boxes.

I have been having a wonderful time stitching by hand these gorgeous

paper pieced shapes.

Its a vintage design and I do love vintage.

It’s called Colonial Garden.

The petals and centre section.  

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Stitch these together to make a Colonial Flower.

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Then sew the octagonal shapes on all around the petals……..

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Then sew these together to form rows and include a little green square….

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Lots of rows stitched together (all by hand)

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And finish with a border (stitched on by hand and even do mitred corners!)

I have yet to put a backing on and quilt it and I have decided that as its all hand

sewn then the quilting has to be done by hand also.

A green binding will be the last to be stitched on as I will do a label and sew that on before

I quilt it so that it is well and truly embedded on to the back of the quilt.

So this will be a first hand sewn quilt for me.

So an heirloom for sure.

Colonial Garden Quilt (2) (Small)


Another thing I decided to do was cover the cardboard boxes I had that I keep my projects in.

They are pretty ugly in their original state and looked ghastly on the shelf.

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So out come the paper wrapping and I opened up the boxes and traced around

them on the paper and cut out the shapes …making sure to have an extra inch or so.


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Making sure also to fold back the paper where there are bits and pieces cut out.

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And Ta Da!!!! A covered box and looking way better………

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So I got the other one down off the shelf and covered that also.

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So no more ugly boxes up on my shelf…..

Hope you all are well and happy and hugs to you all


I’m having a cuppa with you all…………..


19 lovely people said....:

Deb R said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, nothing nicer than pretty boxes!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

love the quilt, very pretty!

Anonymous said...

love your quilt ,the colours are gorgeous and what a good idea with those boxes.xx

Christine M said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous Vicki.

Fiona said...

such a lovely paper piecing quilt...

Liz said...

The quilt is beautiful and done by hand will be a real heirloom.:)A terrific idea with the boxes.Look very pretty.

Jodi said...

Stunningly beautiful and very inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.

Shirlwin said...

Wow! A lot of work in the quilt, but it is beautiful. Marvellous idea covering the boxes; so much tidier not to mention prettier than they were.

Jennifer Reynolds said...

That's so sweet now, Vicki! Fantastic idea. :-)

Terry said...

Your covered boxes look great, and I love your colonial garden quilt! Where did you get the pattern from?

Susan said...

your quilt is lovely

I have used PO boxes for years - usually inside a cupboard - but I covered mine in contact so that it lasted. A bit fiddly - but certainly prettier than the cardboard look!

Barb said...

Love your covered boxes....

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations - your quilt is just gorgeous and a real family heirloom.

Rosa said...

Wow,fabulous quilt and very inspiring!

jules said...

Your quilt is so lovely, great work. I've just started EPP and am hooked, I find it peaceful to sit and hand stitch for a change. Can you tell me where to get the pattern?
Your covered boxes are beautiful.

donna said...

I love you quilt and all the fabrics you used. It is just gorgeous.

Madame Samm said...

Oh my word this is beautiful...i am just learning hexies...not good at it at but if i could someday maKe this....welll what can i say...i am inspired

LynCC said...

This quilt top is GORGEOUS! That's going to be fabulous, entirely hand worked. :)

lora said...

It is good to come to you to do some reading, this is exciting and diverse . This is a huge job .. But you have the kindness to share with us all.
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