Sunday, 3 March 2013

It's always good to look at high end brochures and magazines to see what's new and trendy. I do find them inspirational, although I almost never buy from them.

This quilt is gorgeous against the backdrop of those wonderfully intricate middle eastern tiles. The colours look quite pared down.
But my taste in quilts is much more traditional. I love busy brightly coloured quilts, my absolute favourites are by Kaffe Fassett, but unfortunately I do not have the necessary £2000 to purchase one. Although if I was a wealthy soul it might be a different matter as his quilts are exceptional. Witness the two gorgeous examples below.

The neutral one on the top left is new season 'Toast' a mere snip at £275. Still too rich for me.
But luckily enough I found a pre-loved quilt last week in one of my local chazza shops, not in perfect condition and a little stained. But after 4 machine washes and a liberal drenching with 'Vanish' spray it's now looking mighty fine and I'm very pleased with it.

It was a super deal at £20, but as you know dear reader I only tend to buy things that are great deals, I just have to be very patient sometimes. I wasn't actually looking for a quilt but when I saw it I knew it would be just right for my bright floral garden spare room to keep my visitors cosy on cold nights. It will replace the Welsh blanket that I actually bought from the same shop quite some time ago.
I really love this blanket but I don't need two extra covers for my guest room, so I will sell this and hope to get a good sum for it. I will save the money towards our next short break which is coming up fast, hurrah.


  1. That was a really great buy and it looks so lovely too. Well done.

  2. Love the quilt Jean, the colours are so bright and fresh. An excellent bargain! Also love your new name text, the style and colour and photo of the fountain, they really make your page 'pop!' As soon as I saw them I thought of spring, summer and sunshine, really lovely.xx

  3. I love them all - but your bargain buy is best!

  4. I had never heard of Kaffe Fassett until he appeared on Kirsties Homemade Home, his work is spectacular. I must admit though, I would honestly prefer your fantastic bargain to either of Kaffe's quilts shown. Love the colours and the pattern, fab find! Have you ever made your own?
    PS. Loving the new look!

    1. Hello SAL, No I have never quilted. I'm a knitter and I have done a tinsy bit of crochet. This year I would love to do some sewing and learn to spin and hand dye yarn.

      Glad you like the new look, the image at the top of the blog was taken in Napier New Zealand which is a famous art deco city, it's fabulous.

      Jean x