Thursday, 28 February 2013

You're just too good to be true, I can't take my eyes off you

I've whipped up ANOTHER patchwork blanket.  I know!  I can't help myself.

One blanket after another.  When will it end?

I'm like a patchworking whirling dervish.



You can call me the Pontiff of Patchwork - and I ain't resignin' ....



...........Where was I?  Aah yes.  My latest patchwork blanket.  The thing about vintage sheets is I can't decide whether I like the candy stripe best:

even if it's creased to buggery

Or the flowery:




The candy stripe or the flowery.  *Sigh* decisions, decisions.... 


You'd be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much

Well, I've only gone and combined the two.
 
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I'm alive

 Patchwork flower power with a candystripe backing.

You're just too good to be true
I can't take my eyes off you

 I've used a thicker wadding than I've used before and it's a bit like a duvet - all snuggly and cuddly.

Pardon the way that I stare
There's nothing else to compare

  
 I want to bury my head in it and squeal for joy.  As any right thinking woman would.


The sight of you leaves me weak

 Life could not get any better.

 
There are no words left to speak


Take it away, Andy......

39 comments:

  1. It's lovely Loo. You are a patchwork sewing virtuoso. Mrs 'P' would be proud (do you know who I'm talking about?) and I am too. It's definitely going to "warm those cold and lonely nights..." (I know, that's what Mr P's for!, but I couldn't help myself)

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  2. I love you baby and if it's quite all alright I need you baby.......
    I'm talking abut your new quilt of course!
    I shall be singing that all day now.
    Many congrats on another lovely make.
    Lisa x

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  3. Oh Loo "I wanna hold you so much, at long last love has arrived, I thank god I've arrived" - yes, that's pretty much how I feel about your AMAZING new work of art!!!! Combine the two - BINGO!!!! And something warm and cuddly to snuggle up to while winter still keeps it's grip. Well done sweetie:) xoxox

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  4. It is exceedingly lovely loo, i can totes understand why your bursting into song x

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  5. Loo!! You never fail to make me grin!! I could not love this blanket more - you're truly a patchwork MARVEL! The candy-stripe backing is literally calling my name.

    Jem xXx

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  6. It looks really cosy, a great place to snuggle under! :) x

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  7. I have fond memories of the candy striped sheets on my bed as a kid, they were always so crisp and pretty. I love your patchwork blanket. Tam x

    p.s now I have to google the first two photos, my gosh!

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  8. Oh, you crack me up...I am such a dummy...teehee

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  9. Oh it's lovely...looks so cosy :)

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  10. Beautiful!!! Clever, and productive, you!

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  11. Thank you for your visit to my blog,and your nice comment,I wonder if you used the polyester type batting ,I use that too, though prefer the cotton type but that is so expensive now ..love Jan xx

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    1. I'm squealing for joy! The combination of flowers and stripes is one of my favorites, especially in these soft tones.

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  12. Lovely lovely lovely....sqealing along with you...
    Daisy x

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  13. Lovely colour combos ... thanks for the earworm, I'm going to be singing that all day now!!! M x

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  14. You're on fire! That's one super-groovy patchwork work of art. I remember those cotton candy striped sheets being a particular favourite. xxx

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  15. Great quilt! Gosh I remember that song being played in my dads car on one of those old cassettes that were the size of a VHF video.
    June

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  16. Wow, you are so productive you put me to shame, there's my quilt still in bits waiting for me to get my sewing head on. lol
    Who would have thought that the candy stripe would go with the flowers but it does.
    3 cheers for you. its lovely.
    Briony
    x

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  17. I bow down to your patchwork prowess! Beautiful quilt. I made two patchwork quilts on last year and really want to do one for poppy soon, will need to find some sewing machine time. Scarlett x

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  18. Lovelovelove - maybe this is what I need to do with all my old bedding! xx

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  19. Do do do do do doopdedo
    Do do do do dooooooo...
    I LOVE IT!!
    Have a lovely sunny day x

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  20. Oh my word what a BEAUTY!!
    Love everything about it,
    just dreamy x

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  21. Great work and hilarious photos - what a good likeness!

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  22. OH MY GOD! You've found 'Sheety'!! My younger sister used to carry around ever smaller and more ragged bits of one of those candy striped sheets as a comfort blanket, she adored it and claimed when she was a grown up lady she'd carry 'him' in her handbag! I think this is a way better use, and it looks gorgeous and perfect for hibernating in. Very appealing right now, when I have a ton of stuff looming in March. I can totally relate to wanting to bury your head in it!
    x

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  23. I love it! Great mix of colours, it's amazing to see how they turn out when sewn together. I'm obsessed with patchwork too, I have a waiting list of people who want me to make one for them. All I want to do is sew but work and life gets in the way.....

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  24. Your post made me laugh, especially the photo of you with the mitre (I work for a Bishop!) Love the quilting and really must learn how to do this. Take care. Chel

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  25. This quilt is just lovely. I love every one of the fabrics you chose! Brilliant putting the candy stripes on back.

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  26. Oh and I got your request for a tutorial on my crochet ball necklace..thanks so much for your encouragment and perhaps one day I can share a how to..once I know exactly what im doing and that what I teach you will get you something. Will let you know!

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  27. great quilt! i luv the vintage striped sheets too!they ate very underated!
    mezz

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  28. I LOVE this Loo - it is fanastic!!!

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  29. It's bloody gorgeous! But I can imagine because it's so comfy it would have an unfortunate mid afternoon soporific effect on me and. I'd get nothing done xx

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  30. Fabbo blanket and great patchworking. Got one of those striped sheets myself but it's been used as a decorating dust sheet for years.

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  31. When do I get mine???

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  32. Fabby fab! I could climb under that quilt and hide forever. Just brill.

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  33. Lovely! I could just kip down underneath that now. And i do love a bit of candy stripe.xx

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  34. Phwoar! That is especially lush looking... makes me want to snuggle up under it, I love those stripy sheets too and the patchwork colours go perfectly with it

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  35. Bless you :-) Thats brilliant. dee x

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  36. I love that song!

    www.trendiniginfashion.blogspot.com

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  37. Your quilt looks gorgeous - and tres snuggly. Just the thing for this miserable cold weather.

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  38. Your quilt looks gorgeous - and tres snuggly. Just the thing for this miserable cold weather we're having.

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