A new quilt and pink candlesticks …

24/02/2015 § 6 Comments

A new quilt commission always fills me with excitement and this quilt was a long time in the planning. The brief was for ” … a patchwork quilt and 2 large matching cushions … with a French/Parisian theme to cover an antique French day bed … pastel shades – pinks, blues and greens … fabrics containing images of handbags, shoes, Eiffel Tower or anything associated with France/Paris”.

I gathered together fabrics …

focus patches were all girly and French

Then I went about my happy cutting out, creating and planning, piecing and stitched, layering up and quilting followed by a couple of evenings hand-stitching all around the binding edge of the quilt – oh how I love that bit!

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

I’m so pleased with how it turned out – it’s a complete froth of pastel shades working together around the strong Paris print in double-size patches. There was a lot of diagonal quilting to dissect the 4″ squares but it was worth it.  The quilt is backed with pure white fleece and is lightly wadded so it will wash and dry easily.  My client has had quilts from me before including one for her little girl which she assured me is still ‘going strong’ after 2 years of being snuggled beneath and played with every day.  I’m also delighted to say that she was thrilled with her new quilt.  Phew – it’s always a relief when someone sees their quilt for the first time and loves it.  There are lots of stories about quilt commissions if you follow the link on the left of your screen – so many quilts!!!

Now – pink candlesticks …

As ever, I’m very bad at taking ‘before’ photos because I’m always in such a rush to get stuck into a project. A pair of brass candlesticks from I-know-not-where have been huddled in the corner of the patio for at least 2 years.  They were behind a very large flower pot!  I gave them a wash down and then treated myself to a spray can of Candy Pink paint! Here they are on the newly laid out Spring mantlepiece in the lounge …

SONY DSC

oh, they’re SOooooo pretty and perfectly match the £1 pillar candle from Poundland!

 

SONY DSC

and I couldn’t resist the pastel shade of these carnations – they’re just delicious

in Aunt Bertha's favourite vase

happily brightening up a corner of the room, in Aunt Bertha’s favourite vase

Enjoy your week.

Adaliza x

 

 

 

 

Win, win !!!

18/02/2015 § 2 Comments

Wow – I’ve won an award …

Houzz Award

Houzz Client Satisfaction Award

That was a surprise – I only heard about it today!
A huge Thank You to those who left a review on Houzz and many testimonials, for me to publish on my website.

Have you discovered Houzz?  If you’re looking for home ideas, it’s awesome.  Some really amazing design ideas from all over the world.  It’s not like Pinterest – it has links to professionals and design consultants so you can get in touch with real people … like me!!!

I’ve just finished my first quilt of the year, too – a commission.  It will have it’s very own ta-dah moment very soon, but here’s a sneak preview …

Parisian Quilt and cushion

Parisian Quilt and cushion

Have just booked to see La Traviata in London next week – SOOOOoooooo excited!

Adaliza x

 

 

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with Parisian Quilt at Adaliza.