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Not a painting but not gardening either.

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I have loved all the paintings that the very talented artists on GoY have been showing us and wish that I could do it.

Having said that I do sew and make quilts. A couple of friends asked me to design a pattern that they could use to make their own lap quilts [42″ × 52″].

So I designed one using squares and rectangles and made it up from 24 2 1/2" strips of 42" wide fabrics.

The fabrics were not my choice but the coloured ones were given to me. I am looking forward to sharing the pattern with friends. Just need to write it up for them.

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They are really beautiful

21 Jan, 2021

 

Very nice. I love viewing the lovely quilts that are sometimes on show at flower shows. I hate sewing so really admire the time, talent & patience that goes into making them.

21 Jan, 2021

 

Thank you for our comments ladies.
This one took about 60hrs with it being relatively small.

21 Jan, 2021

 

We can all do something creative. It's very nice, The pattern and colours give it an 'Aztecy' look.

21 Jan, 2021

 

I love quilts and I admire anyone who can sew them. It takes a lot patience and a real artistic eye. You've obviously got both Sbg.

21 Jan, 2021

 

You've shown us some lovely quilts - have you kept many of them yourself? How long did this one take?

21 Jan, 2021

 

That's the description I was looking for Hywel. Victoria said Peruvian but I knew that wasn't it.

Thanks Waddy.

This one took about 60 hrs Yorks and most that I make are bespoke makes for family and friends. This one and a few others will be for sale. I usually charge 25% on top of the cost of materials. This will be about £35. Unless you are a 'name' like Kaffe Fasset you cant charge an hourly rate as people wouldn't pay for it.

You find the same with most handicrafts sadly, they see it as home made and therefore of a poor quality. Which when I have had to re-stitch seams on 'professionally made' items is a bit of a nonsense.

22 Jan, 2021

 

Very talented Eileen. Do you like crossword puzzles? Has that feel to it.

22 Jan, 2021

 

Lovely quilt & a lot of hard work!

22 Jan, 2021

 

Yes Paul I do and I was the one in the department who used to make the crosswords for various topics. Though now there are computer programmes to do it for you.

Thank you Balcony it certainly had its moments.

22 Jan, 2021

 

I wish I was as talented as you Seaburn! I wouldn't know were to start !I think my talents are just the paint brush!

23 Jan, 2021

 

Love it,hard work !you have to be patient....weldone

24 Jan, 2021

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