Thursday, 14 January 2016

Signs of Spring!

The sun was shining in Belfast today (while everyone else was getting snow apparently!).

It's so lovely to see a stretch in the day and vulnerable signs of spring pushing up in the garden!

Sunshine in January!

Today I'm showing you my mixed textiles 'Man' quilt!

Popular Patchwork Feb'16 - Man Quilt

This quilt was a return to my first love, recycling textiles. Despite it being a 'man' quilt, it was made mostly from women's suit clothing and linens!

Mixed Textiles Man Quilt
Quilt top pic taken on a sunny October day!
I wish I had taken more 'up close' photographs to show you all the lovely textures here!  Perhaps when I get it back from Popular Patchwork I'll take a few more pics.

Making a quilt from recycled textiles can be a very organic process.  If you like reusing cottons, shirts and linens, then why not have a go at making your own quilt!

It's so satisfying seeing how unused clothing and unwanted textiles can be transformed into something snuggly and useful once again!

Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday!

Keep warm!

Jude xo

6 comments:

  1. mm Friday now and we are in deep snow. Horrible, horrible, horrible. Last night's taxi driver was reluctant to take us home! Love your man quilt.

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  2. Clever idea and very 'green'. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday. Can you wash it Jude or does it need dry cleaning?

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  3. Stumbled upon your blog! ITs fun! but signs of spring?! haha. I love the man quilt! It inspires me! A clever idea indeed, i love recycling!
    http://www.theoccupiedoptimist.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the quilt. It made me think of the quilts of Gees Bend.

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  5. Adorable 'Man Quilt' Judith, I love a bit of upcycling and it has such a cool retro vibe xx

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