Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ultimate, snuggly patchwork sofa throw/ quilt

Phew! It's been a busy few weeks for this patchwork lover! We've been decorating the nursery and I've been working on a few commissions and making a quilt for a friend. This left me with 0 daylight hours but I just had to fight the Sandmann to finish off a little exciting project for our lounge that I started some time ago.I feel like I'm racing against the clock at the mo as the baby bump is getting to that uncomfortable stage when it's difficult to sit at the sewing machine.

It's all about the thrift at Haus Brentnall at the moment. After discovering part of the sofa had come unstitched, I wanted to create a nice throw to cover up the tear and double up as a snuggly quilt for film viewing. 

I'm still loving the hexagons and couldn't resist a family banner in the centre:


It had to be red-based to fit in with our living room decor, but I managed to use up a lot of my stash in the process. I didn't really start with a pattern in mind, but worked from the centre just patching out. I did make it as symmetrical as possible this time though, as I didn't want it to look too crazy in the living room:

The whole quilt/throw measures 155 x 120cm.

Here's the backing material:

  And I couldn't rest until I'd completely finished off my stash by making a matching cushion:

 And here's bowling ball belly testing out her make. (Complete with a baby Musli stain on my jeans- I'm just keeping it real!) I've reached the uncomfortable stage now at 31 weeks.

 All in all, I'm really pleased with this quilt as it's my neatest yet. I managed to quilt it without the slightest bit of puckering for the first time!

What do you think of my choice of materials/ pattern? Do you think it's too 'busy' for a living room?

If you'd like me to make a sofa throw/quilt for you, please just post me a comment or send me a mail. I can make them in any colours/ style to suit your tastes!

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