Wednesday, 21 January 2015

gypsy caravan quilt {a finish}

recycled duvet cover used for backing

Late one afternoon this week I set myself up in the sewing room... fan on high, glass of wine waiting... and I'm pleased to report, everything went smoothly! The quilting on this takes a backseat to the busy fabrics. I simply did straight line quilting, using a neutral light grey thread, and then I used a very useful Denyse Schmidt stripe for the binding. Finish #2 , another quilt to cross off my FAL list!  Linking up with TGIFF here today @ Bolt to Beauty . Pop on over to see lots of other quilty finishes!

p.s. quilts are for giving
- and this one has gone already, to Gail-the-Midwife 
Hope she loves it!


  1. It's a lovely it for you? I think i would have to keep that one!

  2. It looks really nice! And that is a great idea to use a duvet cover for the backing. It's pretty one it's own too, which I guess makes it's reversible.

    1. Thank you! Well, yes, now that I’ve opted for early retirement, I need to be a bit resourceful – hence the duvet cutting up!! It seemed perfect for the gypsy feel of this quilt! Thanx for popping by, Linda

  3. Gypsy Caravan is my all time favorite from Amy Butler, I love that collection. Your quilt is lovely... Beautiful colors!

  4. Oh, I really like the backing. And the fact that it is upcycled is awesome, too. Congratulations on the lovely finish!

  5. Beautiful, but that back! Amazing bright and bold!

  6. what a neat idea to use the recycled duvet cover for the back.... and its so pretty :) Lucy

  7. Wow, that duvet cover makes a gorgeous back!


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