I've been working on a patchwork quilt for a long time, in fact for an age! I started making it about three years ago; it's been the longest running and most neglected craft project I've ever started! 

as I moved house I clean forgot about it for at least a year and then discovered my half finished quilt again whilst rummaging about in the attic. I've never attempted something like this before and just made up the pattern as I went along. 

as a guide I would take 16 squares of fabric and hand sew them into one large square. I kept doing this until I had lots of large patchwork squares and then I laid them out and used long strips of white fabric to join them. 

It was a real labour of love and I finally sat down and finished it this weekend. I lined the back using an old white quilt cover so I can either put a quilt inside or just use it as a throw. I'm so pleased I finally put in the last few hours of effort as I love my quilt and now I have something I can keep for years.

if you don't have the time to make a quilt you could try making a cushion instead! patchwork is a great way to use up old fabrics remnants and make something really unique. hope you like it!

caroline x

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  1. I love this! Gonna make a quilt this year too, but I think I will machine stitch.

    Well done on finishing it!

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    1. yes definitely- it will be a lot quicker! look forward to seeing it! :) x

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  2. This looks great :) I've always wanted a patchwork quilt x

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    1. thanks you! now I just need to keep my fake tan away from it haha :) xx

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  3. That is amazing!
    That really makes me want to make one! I love it :)
    You're extremely talented Caroline.

    Amy xx

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  4. I love it! Quilts always look so homey and comfy and warm! I have to try making one someday!

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  5. Looks really good. Really great how you got it all so straight, it's really hard!
    x
    http://www.daniellesdiscerningeye.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Aww this is lovely! Well done!! xx

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  7. That's gorgeous! So much prettier than ones I've ever seen to buy. Definitely worth the time and hardwork :)
    N xoxo
    http://breathebeautyfitness.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. This has totally inspired me to start a Patchwork Project! Do you have any advice?
    El x

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