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Yey, my quilt is all done!!! I finished it on Wednesday night, but have only just got round to blogging about it. I worked on it Friday night, Saturday, Tuesday and finished it Wednesday and I am so proud of it, I have always wanted a quilt and now I have one, yey!!!! I took a few piccies as it was progressing, want to see?…

Pinned together, ready for sewing wadding in..

The basting part was the most tedious part, but it is essential to quilting…

Sewing it…

Finished, yey!!!! I love it…

Most of the fabric I used were old sheets, quilting is fab for recycling!…

A closer look, so snuggly! …

Ok, some of my stitches are a bit wonky..

But hey, this is my first attempt at quilting….

Phew!! Time for a cuppa me thinks!!!

Today I bought this gorgeous skirt. I never wear skirts, I’m a jeans girl, but for a long time now I have been wanting to wear a skirt, and I saw this and I just had to have it. I wanted a 1950′s looking skirt, this is pretty 1950′s dont you think? Anyway, I love it, I just hope I feel comfortable wearing it. Speaking of the 1950′s, I have been doing loads of research online about 1950′s housewives, 1950′s home decor, 1950′s dress style, hair and make up. I found quite a few interesting articles and some fab piccies, but I was wanting to know, do any of you ladies know of any really good 1950′s websites, where I can get loads of info from? Also, I am wanting to decorate our home in a 1950′s type style, any suggestions on how I can acheive this? I have bought this book, I’m just waiting for it to be delivered, I’m sure I’ll get some good ideas from this. Here are some piccies from the book herehere and here. That is the kind of 1950′s decor that I love, any idea’s how I can achieve this look? Also, any idea’s on how I can achieve the 1950′s look, my dress, hair and make up? And still on about the 1950′s, can you think of any good films and tv shows that were made in the 1950′s, and ones that are set in the 1950′s? Obviously, top of my list is The Darling Buds Of May, can you think of any others? And books, books set in the 1950′s? Sorry for asking so many questions, lol. :)

I am going to attempt sewing a 1950′s style pinny now, then continue crocheting the blanket for my Mother In Laws Mothers Day pressie, and of course, watch The Darling Buds Of May.

Have a lovely weekend girls, I’m happily listening to Dreamcoats and Petticoats while typing this.:)

Thanks for reading, all your comments are really appriciated.

Bye for now. xxx :)


29 Responses

  1. #1
    Pom Pom 

    Hooray for you! Your quilt is lovely. I just bought some VERY red lipstick so I am leaning toward the 1950′s, too!

  2. Well done you on finishing your quilt so quickly! It looks great!
    Vivienne x

  3. #3
    admin 

    Thank you so much girls. xxx :)

  4. #4
    Pam 

    Well done on your quilt – it’s gorgeous!
    I remember my Mum wearing Duster coats in lots of pretty pastel colours and that was early 60′s. Don’t know why we let such lovely clothes get thrown out.
    Have a great weekend.
    P x

  5. #5
    admin 

    Thank you Pam. I agree that it is silly throwing such lovely clothes out. xxx :)

  6. #6
    fairyglade 

    I cannot believe how quickly you have made your quilt. Is it single or double size or maybe throw size? Really pretty and well done on your first attempt. It would have taken me weeks to make it. Have a great weekend. Dev x

  7. #7
    admin 

    Lol, thank you so much Dev, it is a double sized one.xxx :)

  8. #8
    Sumea 

    yay!!!! congratulations on making such a fabulous quilt. it’s really lovely, i was scrolling up and down admiring it for ages. you must be in your element with prettiness to snuggle up in.

    hugs xxx

    sumea

  9. #9
    admin 

    Thank you so much Sumea.:) xxx

  10. #10
    Victoria 

    Well done on finishing your quilt, it looks great.

    I look forward to hearing more about the 1950s decorating, I just love the Darling Buds house.

    Victoria x

  11. #11
    natasha 

    Well done for completing your quilt, I’ve been thinking about mine for almost a year now! I’ve recently purchased lots of the Tanya Whelan fabric, so theres really no excuse.

    I’m a big fan of the darling buds too, always wanted to be Ma Larkin when I was younger lol!

    Natasha x

  12. #12
    admin 

    Thanks girls, seems we are all huge fans of buds of may! :) xxx

  13. #13
    Pam 

    Meant to say – you should take a look at the collections of 1950′s dresses in the V and A collections. They have a great website – and not just haute couture, but everyday dresses too.
    P x

  14. #14
    admin 

    Oh right, thanks Pam.xxx :)

  15. #15
    a-m 

    Lovely! I’ve always wanted to make a quilt, but never been brave enough! Well done!
    a-m x

  16. #16
    Vintage flair 1 

    Well done Melanie!
    Your quilt looks gorgeous!!
    Take care,and have a lovely week.
    Bridie x

  17. #17
    Bellaboo 

    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful fabrics and colours.
    Love all the 50′s styles.Have collected a few china pieces from that period.

    Bellaboo :o )

  18. #18
    admin 

    Thanks so much girls. xxx :)

  19. #19
    Jak 

    You have made a really nice job of your quilt and its great that you recycled the fabric also.
    Jak x

  20. #20
    claire 

    I WANT TO MAKE A QUILTTTT!!!!
    Look here you, look what you have started in my little brain! heehee!
    I hovered a little to long in the patchwork fabric section of the Fent shop the other day, and thought I really want to do this. Where do I start Hun? Yes, you deserve plenty of tea after being such a busy bee! xxx

  21. #21
    admin 

    Thank you so much girls. :) xxxx

    Claire, just cut your squares, all the same size, work out how many you’ll need for your quilt (mine was 8×10), then start sewing your squres into rows, and once you’ve done that, tell me and I’ll help you with the next bit if you like.:) xxxx

  22. #22
    Pomona 

    I love your quilt – well done! Have you seen Good Housekeeping The Best of the 1950s (on Amazon) – I think you might enjoy it. Here is the link:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-1950s-22Good-Housekeeping-22/dp/1843404885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268764793&sr=8-1

    If that doesn’t work just put ‘good housekeeping 1950s’ into the search box on Amazon!

    Pomona x

  23. #23
    admin 

    Thanks Pomona, I have seen that book and am definitely adding it to my wish list. :) xxx

  24. Hiya Melanie, Thanks for popping by my blog. You disappeared from your last one and I didnt know where you had gone, so glad to see you have started another one. Im off to catch up on your posts X
    P.S Your quilt is gorgeous!

  25. #25
    admin 

    Thanks Kitten, I am loving this bloggy business again. xxx :)

  26. I absolutely adore your quilt…and if that’s your first attempt, then you’re good to go honey!!! it’s so cute…

    as far as decor..i got nothing specific for you..because I like whatever catches my eye…my home probably has a bit of every decade in one way or another…a nice marriage of vintage and modern!!!!

    enjoy your search…that’s the best part of putting a home together…

    ciao

  27. #27
    admin 

    Thanks Carmelina, and thank you for the advice. xxx :)

  28. #28
    claire 

    oh I love your quilt…its stunning :)
    x

  29. #29
    admin 

    Thank you so much Claire. xxx :)

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