Thursday, 28 February 2013

Beach give away

We may be heading towards the Spring in the UK but outside it really is properly dreary, the complete opposite to those dreamy two weeks I spent drenched in sunlight whilst I was in Australia. I've been spoilt by my trip overseas, I no longer wish to settle for grey drizzle now that I have had a glimpse of those golden rays.

But as the chances of me going anywhere other than work, to make up the hours I missed, are very slim, I thought I might try to spread a little happiness with a "Beach" style give away.


So I am giving away this hand and machine stitched mini quilt. It had a red, white and blue striped background with blue coloured cotton lettering, edged with white hand sewn running stitch. It is made totally from reused and recycled fabrics.

Pre-loved Story

The striped fabric is from one of my favourite charity shops, Age Concern. There is a small box of scrap fabric which I always look through. This fabric was brought about 3 years ago and has sat in the drawer of my 1910 Singer sewing machine cabinet, waiting for the perfect project. The blue lettering is from a pair of my son's trousers that have spent my hours at the beach, making sandcastles and paddling in the sea.

Re-love Story

I would love this mini quilt to find a home in a beach hut, living side by side with a striped wind break and old canvas deck chair. It is quite an appropriate colourway for the anyone with the Aussie / UK double life like mine and would look fabulous on a tea tray with the best china, cucumber sandwiches and scones or next to a barbie meatfest with a few cold beers.

100% Cotton and machine washable. The quilt measures 25 x 20.5 cm

And all you need to do to win is leave me a comment about the beach and I will do some random picker thing to choose a winner in a couple of weeks. Good luck guys ;)

1 comment:

  1. I used to live near the beach, but sadly not any more - Northamptonshire is about as far from the beach as you can get in England!
    So I'm afraid I couldn't promise your lovely quilt a home in a beach hut; but it would certainly be loved!
    Angie x


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