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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A Happy find

A few months ago I dug up this piece of fabric from my stash.  It was part of a job lot of ten separate yards of fabric which I won on eBay a while back.  The whole ten yards came to £9 plus postage and anyone who does patchwork will tell you that is a bargain.

But the trouble is that it is only a bargain of you actually use it!  It had been sitting in my stash for probably two years.  And yet it is so pretty.

So I decided that some of it should become Easter cards.  I found some suitable blank cards again from my shameful stash and hey ho!  Voila!  I don't think you can see on the photograph but I have quilted round the flower with a metallic thread.

And I have decided to try English paper piecing some of the rest of the fabric to make some cushion covers.   I'll explain what English paper piecing is when I get started but for the moment let it suffice to say that it is the sort of patchwork I remember my mother doing when I was a little girl.  It is portable so I will be able to take it with me on days out.

But for the moment my joy is that two ladies in America have already received these cards and the rest (for UK recipients) are in the post tonight.


  1. Yes! And it is lovely! I am enjoying looking at it and have it sitting where all can see it. You are inspiring me!

  2. The fabric is beautiful and makes a stunning card. Definitely a bargain.

  3. How creative and perfect for Easter. I have done a little bit of paper piecing but not in a while. Found it quite enjoyable.