For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

WOYWW 320

SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WIEDERSEHEN, GOODBYE.......
(The Sound of Music)

Bet that's got you worried!

Fret not, the song title isn't referring to me but something else - read on :-)

I thought I'd have a sort out of The Stash, to put away the new stuff and have a general look-see.  Whilst doing this, I came across a stack of triangles that I cut out ages ago, from some of the first fabrics I ever bought, ready to make bunting with....

Goodness but this takes me back!!  I've had most of these for at least five years - they were probably some of the first I ever got when the sewing bug first bit.  There are some old friends there :-)

But I didn't fancy making bunting (banners)...... friends of mine in band have just become grandparents for the first time, so I thought I'd use up these tessellating triangles and make a cot quilt.

I had some white sheeting already, so that was useful to separate the colours......

I also had some pink fleece stashed away from a previous project and had just enough for the backing.  Just quilting in this shot...that's the bit I like least!

Ta-Dah!  Perfect for a new little girl AND it used up some stash, Brilliant :-)

Except........

That's it.....these few scraps are all that's left of an old friend. I feel quite sad...which is crazy, isn't it?  But this floral polycotton has been in bags, bunting, quilts, tops and even a dolly.  I made good use out of that original 3 metres, that's for sure......

Just to leave you with a smile though.....

Two more Hooters, made for a friend, sitting on my bookshelf next to Gandalf and a cat. What DO you think they're all looking at??!!
(Clean answers only, please!)

Have a great week xxxx

33 comments:

  1. What a beautiful alternative to bunting with those triangles!! I am sure it will be much loved.. I think the Hooters are looking at some new stash, bet you've been fabric shopping again... Great Gandalf too! Helen 2

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  2. The cot quilt is lovely! I felt the same about the fabrics in the last big quilt I made. Glad to have finished it finally (it took me 5 years!) but sad to see the end of the fabric I really liked! Love those owls! Ali #5

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  3. What a beautiful cot quilt! I'm sure it will now go on to be treasured for many years by the new recipient! Go out quickly today and buy some new fabric to 'put away' for a few years so that you dont feel to bad! How clever you are Jan, your loss sure is someone else's gain as they say… Off to the shops with you now!
    Lynda B 18

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  4. oh now Jan we know you can get something else out of that fabric!? lol a dolls skirt maybe? lol
    love the quilt and your hooters; i never would have thought to do a quilt with triangles i always go for simple squares
    Happy WOYWW!
    Charlie <3 #17

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  5. Firstly I must say thanks for visiting me already [ and you are on the right line for all the comments made in the fabric shop ;-) ]. The quilt is really gorgeous.....what a fab way to use up all thos lovely scraps of fabric. As for what the hooters are saying.....It's obvious you've spent a lot of time sewing this week so I think they are saying..." just look at that cobweb....do you think she is leaving that up there to hand her Christmas decorations off?"........only joking of course as I'm sure there's not cobweb in sight in your house [unlike here :-) ].
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 15

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  6. Hi Jan, happy Wednesday..how fabulous is that quilt...just using up the scraps hey. If you're anything like me when I'm cutting out I'm always trying to cut the best so I do have scraps that are usable and not wasted...even with my card stock. I know back at our house there is material in storage and I would hate to say how long it's been there - that's another job to do. I think your hooters, cat and Gandolf are looking away up there because they've spied another stash of fabric you've forgotten about...maybe, but I bet you're more organised than that. Cheers and thanks for your visit RobynO#9

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  7. Hooters... "Is that where she keeps her Permastiff then?"
    Love those little Hooters Jan - they do have personality don't they! Your quilt is so lovely and a perfect way to use up all your favourite scraplets! x Jo

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  8. I love the quilt - the triangles look fantastic and the colours are so bright and gorgeous - I'm sure it will be loved and treasured. Love the little hooters too - they are so cute. Hope you have a great week
    Diana xx

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  9. I think the Hooters are saying "does that woman ever stop?" 'cos you are such a busy busy lady.
    Great cot quilt that you have made, I was getting a bit panicky in case the baby was a boy but you verified that it was a girl later on. I am so full of admiration - you can sew triangles together, the point bits must be tricky - yes/no?
    Must get that fabric off to you and a note to say what my mind is thinking.
    Hugs (and special ones for you know why)
    Neet xxx 8

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  10. That quilt is amazing!!!! And even though you chose not to turn the triangles into bunting, the quilt still makes me think of a lovely sunny day with bunting flapping in the breeze. So talented. I am also very envious of your hooters ;-). Happy crafting x

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  11. I bet you are glad you had a sort out. Finding all those beautiful banners was serendipitous. The quilt is really beautiful. What a wonderful gift for a new baby girl. Your hooters are soooo cute. Have lovely week. Barb#29 xx

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  12. Super quilt but I really think you should make a length of bunting to go with it as it will all look amazing together.
    Those hooters are gorgeous.
    jo x

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  13. That was funny Jan, as soon as I saw the triangles I thought quilt not banner. Shows how my brain still works. Not sure how to put it... You can take the brain out of the sewing but you can never take the sewing out of the brain or something like that! Have a great week with lots of lovely crafting and happy woyww, Angela x 28

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  14. Gorgeous quilt (as always) and those hooters are a scream. I didn't get a little worried with your headline song.... don't think I could cope with another unexpected woyww saying farewell;(
    have a lovely week.
    sandra de @32

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  15. Fabby quilt.

    Are the Hooters looking in amazement at your next project?:)

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #24

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  16. I reckon they are saying "there's enough fabric there to open a shop, do you think she'll ever use it all?"
    Love your beautiful quilt and well done you for using up the fabric, I don't think I would've been so strong willed. I'm sure it will be treasured and passed on.
    Hope all is good with you and yours.
    Hugs Lisax #33

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  17. Hiya Jan, what a find! Love how the quilt came out, the colours are gorgeous. Especially love that Dragonfly print.Lolled at Lisa's suggestion for the Hooters. Or maybe its' D'you think Ron really ought to be up there at his age?' Yes, the pieces will be backgrounds, I think. Or maybe punch some butterflies out of a few? Have a great week, lots of love & hugs, Shaz xxxx

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  18. What a great alternative use for the triangles. There's going to be a new baby in our (extended!) family by the end of the year so I think a cot quilt may be in order.

    Fiona #35

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  19. The cot quilt is beautiful, Jan. Someone is very lucky to be the recipient of that gorgeous gift.I feel the same way about some of my papers --- they are to beautiful to actually use! The hooters are so cute. They appear to be waiting for the food in your hand above them --- they look hungry to me. LOL! Happy WOYWW and have a good week. Nann4 # 34

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  20. Gorgeous Quilt - I was expecting a banner - So Pretty !
    Thanks for the visit earlier - Had a great week x Soojay

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  21. I think they're contemplating what to have for tea. The quilt is more gorgeous than I imagined - lucky that its for a girl, huh! Five years since you got the sewing thing...flabber my gast.

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  22. You completely surprised me with that quilt - it's brilliant. Those are my kinda pinks! I can't believe how you just whipped it up! I love Sound of Music by the way. So, I have to tell you about my sassy Aunt Margaret, my mom's sister. She is 92. She has outlived nine...yes I said nine...husbands. Quite the character. She never had children. We got a letter that she was sent to a nursing home. She used to be this rich lady who drove cadillacs, owned restaurants, and lived in big beautiful homes, and it's sad now because someone has taken all her stuff and there is an investigation on. But she's still very witty and lively, to spite a shattered hip that has her in a wheelchair. So, we've been dealing with that this week! Hope your dad is doing well, and I can tell you are having a fun summer m'lady! Hugs! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #38

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  23. Love the quilt, such pretty colours! Are your Hooters saying "It's no use looking at us...We didn't make the floor that messy! Hugs, Chrisx 40

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  24. What a good idea to use the triangles as a quilt. What a genius you are! `i even liked the colours and feel your pain as the pretty fabric is finished...I am like that with pretty paper and never want to use it up. But then I berate myself for buying it if I am not going ot use it. #23

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  25. What a great idea to turn your bunting into a quilt looks fantastic with the white strips running throughout it I'm sure it will be treasured hugs Nikki 5

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  26. Well, now... your two hooters are certainly perky this morning, aren't they? They are looking for some biscuits, and by biscuits or course I mean cookies.

    Love the colors in your no-longer-bunting-but-now-a-quilt. It came out quite nice and is bright and happy. Those left over floral scraps are so wonderful. I can see why you are at a loss with what to do with them and are sad the main fabric is all gone. Judy #51

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  27. Your quilt is so bright and cheery! I get the sadness; same reason I find it hard to cut into some of my papers; but as a gift, it makes it all worth it. The owls are too cute!!

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  28. Love the quilt and the furries are gorgeous.

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  29. Fantastic quilt - and well done on using up that 'old' stash - its difficult to part with some of it -its so tempting to hang onto it for ever - just to look at!! Cute owls :o)
    Bernice #26

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  30. Thank you for sharing about your wonderful quilt project! It reminds me of a quilt I received for my newborn twenty five years ago. I loved it, and the fact that it was made by my friend made it sooo special to me (we still have it). So I am sure it will be much appreciated and worth all your effort!

    Happy WOYWW and thanks for dropping by!
    Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@3

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  31. Love the colors of your quilt and it is a fun design...looks like I could do this and Lord knows I have the "Old" stash fabric. Thanks for sharing...your little hooters are always a cuddle me happy maybe looking up to get out and enjoy some fresh air. Enjoy a great week

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  32. Re your comment on Neet's blog, it reminded me that Elizabeth (of Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary blog) had a steam punk wedding... heres' a link you may enjoy and get a few ideas....
    http://www.elizabethskitchendiary.co.uk/2014/02/watches-clocks-a-wedding.html/
    Jo x

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  33. I never would have thought to use the bunting like that! Such a great idea. Are the hooter looking for their next meal? Diane #44

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