Thursday, 12 July 2012

SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW

OK this is very old as you will see later by the date, it is not one of my best pieces, although at the time I made it, I thought it was the bees knees. I really ought to make another as I feel sure I could do way way better now. Plus I would probably quilt it this time round.
I was asked by my friend Di for pictures of it, so thought I may as well whack them on here for you all to see how I have improve!!!!!  At least  I hope I have!!!!!
It is called a Friendship Window...
 just diamonds held down with bias binding...
 I made the butterflies with wires in their wings so they could be 'posed'...
 base...
 showing one of the flowers and round each of them
I stitched the name of the person who gave that fabric...
 title plaque...
 oh me oh my, you have to laugh at this... this was in the days I didn't have a computer, I wound a piece of fabric into my little portable typewriter I had at that time and just typed my label onto it - look at the date - 1990 oh my gosh and it is STILL NOT SEWN ON, held there with safety pins... ROFLMSO
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This is old too - just a bit of fun...
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This though is NEW
I am just soooooo lucky, My friend Marian sent this
wonderful satchel to me today, she made it especially for me,
I am thrilled with it, perfect colours, perfect size, me to a tee...
 Marian you are a star, I just love my new bag to bits,
I cannot wait to show it off at the FoQ.....
Thank you so much
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8 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

love it!! esp the pins holding the lable on!! I have a pair of trousers like that.. needs a button and I tell my self EVERY time I must fix this..laterx lol xx

Maggie R said...

Jan I LOVE this piece...I had not seen this done before..Never mind the date it is still lovely..
Your bag is really nice,,, I was fascinated with the closures.. What a neat idea.. Thanks for sharing..
BTW are you getting all that rain I hear England has been getting??
xoxo
((((hugs))))
maggie

Maggi said...

Lovely Jan. Can't believe that you made the label on a typewriter! What a great bag from Marian too.

Susan said...

Hi Jan lovely quilt and what a fab bag. xx

Janice Aitkens said...

The quilt is lovely even if it is an old one really nice is that strips or bias binding between the blocks
Hugs Janice

e1preininger said...

Hello Janet,
envy, envy, FoQ, you are so near, I'm so far away. But some day ...!
Excellent quilt!

Sandy B said...

A lovely idea and quilt - the friendship window. Thank you for showing us Jan.

jan said...

Just to say publicly a HUGE thank you to you all for such kind comments on this old quilt. hee hee, I may even sew the label on it....one day!!!! hahaha