Saturday, May 28, 2011

Here it is all finished!

Well finally the moment you've all been waiting for. 
I have to apologise for the quality of the pics, it is dark when I leave for work in the mornings and dark when I get home and today the day is grey, windy and wintery, not the best for taking photos.

The big reveal of my funny mismatched quilt. I'm going to share the love with you :)

Here is the original pattern, scanned from the book, it's so easy anyone could just about make it blind folded!  (except me)

That is until I came along and stuffed it all up. I still can't understand how I managed to, I measured and re-measured absolutely everything. And almost everything was out. I can say with a certainty that this quilt is the biggest mis-match of a quilt I have ever made!

This is what it looks like now...

But you know what? I really love it! It shows off the brown French themed fabric right in the centre, and you can hardly notice all the "fix-up" bits of fabric I had to add.

And I decided to take the advice of those of you who thought I should embellish it, thanks for your ideas, I decided to cut circles from my left over fabric and sew them onto the small squares in the middle of the quilt. 

I'm pleased I did, they look really neat.

On the back I used the last of my larger pieces of flannel fabric.
It's a very snuggly throw - A very small bear and I tried it out!

Have a lovely weekend my lovely friends,
Carole :)


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What ever are you worrying about Carole.
This is such a lovely quilt - Mr Bear told me he loves it too and hopes you keep it and share it with him!!!!
Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the sunshine!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

So impressed with how quickly this has gone together and so glad you now love it.

Catherine said...

very nice job, i like your work. The work on Paris are very good too!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your quilt looks ace, love the embellishments, they work really well. Well done you for not opting for the cupboard option :)

Kayla coo said...

Hi Carole,
Thanks for the lovely message.
Your quilt looks wonderful.
We have the same weather here in the UK wet and windy, good to stay in and stitch!
M x

Maggie R said...

Hello Carole...
Your quilt has really turned out beautifully. Love it!
Take Bear's word for it.. they never lie!
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I love it to , accidents sometimes make the best quilts, and you have found out.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Nice save! And a clever use of rosettes!

Love Bears All Things said...

Well doesn't it just represent what quilting was about when it was first begun....I don't remember any fancy designs and such on the quilts I slept under as a child, just how warm and soft they the little guy, he looks like he agrees with me.
Mama Bear

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I knew it would turn into something you would love!! I really like the dimensional additions.

dianehobbit said...

A lovely quilt, so glad you persevered and didn't just put it on a cupboard. Love the bear too!

Joy said...

I'm with you ... it was worth persevering Carole cos it looks terrific - yay for you!!!
Joy ;o)

Linda said...

It turned out wonderfully. I do love that you added the pieces for dimension. Love that.... I'm so impressed it's done... you AMAZE me!

cait said...

Love it, love the added texturey bits - and it just goes to prove that your best friend bear is always worth listening to!

Margaret said...

Inspired Crole, well done you! looks fab!