Here are my lovely patches all laid out in their sizes ready to be stitched together.
The patchwork itself went really well - it's pretty simple to do especially if you aren't worrying about a pattern. I went for bright is beautiful and random totally works!
Once I got to the quilting of the patchwork it got a little bit more tricky. After a few goes of stitching and unpicking I finally managed to match the stretch of the wadding with the patchwork - loads of pins later and I set off sewing.
And then continued to make it into this bag which is totally my new bag of choice for the summer! I had a little facebook discussion about the best handles to use and finally settled on this bright blue which I'm really happy with! What do you think?
After a quick chat with a lovely lady who runs a stitch and chat session at a local church she has agreed to help me quilt my patchwork blanket. I figure for such a large blanket two hands and one expert is better than me on my own so watch this space I might finally finish my patchwork quilt!
Hope you're all well and as always thanks for stopping by!