Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Queens & Quilts

The lovely Lena from The Vintage Guide to London and Style High Club has been ever so kind to let me be one of her Queens of Vintage

Thank you Lena for featuring me!

Take a pop over the to the Queens of Vintage site to see all the other lovely Queens and Kings of this wonderful community of vintage lovers

In other news, I can finally show of the little quilt I made for my friends Baby!




I made it double sided with 2 prints, as I wasn't sure of the colour scheme of the baby room. I used geo giraffe and chevron ikat both from Spoonflower (where else?) and I added some bias around the edges. I initially started quilting the layers together with 10cm rows of stitching, but I changed it to 5cm when it wasn't giving me that “quilted” look

Quilting when you think about it is pretty easy – There are more complicated and decorative techniques out there with patchwork and so on, but if you can do a running stitch you can make a basic quilt. This one is just a sandwich of fabric, batting and fabric so there are no overly complicated techniques involved. Give it a go if you like!

The future Mama and Papa! See how they glow!



And now back to our scheduled programming – the next project begins!



Take Care!
Cat 

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It was well deserved!
    The quilt is lovely, looks so cozy! Makes me want one too!
    How are you getting on with the book? xxx

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    1. Thanks! You could definitely make one, they're not that tricky. though to make an adult sized one would take a long time.
      Im up to his beat days on the beach at the moment. He's a very funny fellow. What are you up to?

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  2. Yay! A fellow queen and deservedly so! That dress is glorious and your baby quilt a triumph, is there no limit to your talents? x

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    1. thanks Queen Vix!! haha there are things i cant do! crochet for example... i cant make head nor tails of it.

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  3. That little baby is so lucky to have such a beautiful quilt!

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    1. thanks! im secretly hoping it becomes his "blankie" and cannot bare to be without it! haha

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  4. Congrats on being a Queen! The baby quilt looks lovely, I'm sure your friend will love it x

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    1. thanks! she's pretty chuffed to have it. another friend got her a huge green leather nappy bag which i totally want, but what would i do with a nappy bag? haha

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  5. I saw on the queens of vintage site some uploaded photos of a few dresses that have not been shared on your blog (in particular a gorgeous burnt orange shift number) ! When will they surface? Soon I hope, cause the orange one needs immediate attention!
    Also, I've picked up Quants latest autobiography - inspirational! Well for me anyways.

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    1. haha yes, I took some photos for the post, but because of the lack of daylight here now, ill Post more outfit photos in summer.
      May Quants biography is pretty good. She jumps around a lot but it all make senSs. You should check out the Biba books too

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  6. Hello, dear Cat! I've recognized you as a Queen of Vintage from the very start and I am proud to see you featured in that article. Isn't it wonderful how you became "anchored" to that Sixties' daisy print beach bag as small girl and were inspired to pursue your passion for sewing and wearing the fashions of that fabulous decade? It was great to see pictures of you modeling all the beautiful garments you made and to learn more about your life past and present. Good night to you, dear friend, Catherine!

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    1. Why thank you Shady! I don't believe i've had any affiliation to any other decade my whole life. Some people just feel like they were born far to late!
      I hope you and Mrs Shady are well after last week?

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  7. Hi! I just came across youre blog, and I must say I am impressed by youre choice of patterns and fabric! So fresh and bold! I love it:)
    I`ll ad you to my Bloglovin-list. Have to se more of this! ;)
    Please, feel free to check out my blog Stitches & Pearls http://trollemors-hverdag.blogspot.no/

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  8. Thank you so much! Im glad you like it. your blog is pretty neat too!

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