Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Sneak Peek

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Have you ever seen something and thought "I just have to have that!"   

Well, that is exactly what I thought the very first time I saw this gorgeous Rosette quilt.  I think it is just the most beautiful, luscious, squishy piece of bedroom linen I have ever seen.

I have been in love with it ever since the first time I laid eyes on it 12 months ago.  Since then it has popped up in numerous decorating magazines and a number of beautiful blogs and each time - my heart has skipped a beat.

However at $319 it is WAY more than I could justifiably pay for a quilt - regardless of how fabulous it is.

Quilts and me do not have a good track record.   In fact, I have gone through more quilts than I care to remember.   A small rip here...a colour run there.....I (we) are very hard on quilts!   

It also doesn't help  that Mickey and Buffy have no regard whatsoever for the niceties of life.  I wish I had a $ for every time I had to literally d r r a a g g g  them off the bed!  "Get off that bed Mickey - you naughty dog!!!"    Grrr.......

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So, regardless of my huge case of  "quilt envy" - I had resigned myself to the fact that it was never going to happen.

That was of course, until I saw this.........

On the front cover of this month's "Home Beautiful"

Pang! (sound of arrow piercing my heart)  - there it goes again.   I just LOVE that quilt.
As a matter of fact - I just LOVE that whole bed with its gorgeous lilacs and pop of yellow.  So perfect for Spring.

So, it got me thinking.  

What if I was to make that quilt?    Then if anything did happen to it - well I wouldn't feel guilty at having spent so much buying it.    Perfect!

So that is exactly what I am doing!

At under $60 I have bought all the fabric/backing etc. and have started on this little school holiday project.

Stay tuned for my big reveal + a little tutorial I am putting together on the making of my DREAM quilt.


  1. I can't believe that you even try and deny being the craft queen - you *so* are!!!

    This looks as though it's going to be completely stunning!


  2. Oh, it is looking so gorgeous so far! You are so talented! It looks JUST like the front color of the magazine! I am so glad you are going to get your dream quilt, Sharyne! Yea for you! :)

  3. I can't wait to see your end result. It looks like you have it under control. Good on you for embarking on this project and good luck! Leahx

  4. Hello Sharyne

    Oh clever and crafty (a girl after my own heart)

    I love it!

    I think I will forward my order to you toot sweet. I have a thing for quilts and bedding too - I am in need of a refresh (like now!) and thought I might have done a trip to Ikea tomorrow (there is a coverlet I saw and think I will pop back for - well you know just popping back to Ikea will probably take 2 hours :)

    have a wonderful day (and thank you for coming by my blog when you can - I appreciate it so much x)



  5. Sharyne that quilt is going to be amazing you clever gal. Sandy c

  6. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'With All My Heart'. Your photos are so pretty, colorful, and full of life!! I used to work at the school district too, and those were some of my best days. I noticed the Hummingbird photo. Oh my gosh, if only you knew...I adore those birds. In fact, I recently did a post on the Hummingbird called 'A Truly Special Bird'. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your wonderful photos, and I could be follower number 50. I hope to hear from you, and have a lovely weekend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. AM has sent me over. What a treat! I must have one of those gorgeous quilts and am very much looking forward to your tutorial.

  8. I can't wait to see your finished quilt,it's looking perfect already.I avoid sewing whenever possible. I always thought Hummingbird cake sounded delectable.

  9. OOOH, I cant wait to see the tutorial, I have also dreamt of one of these in white, yore so clever!!!
    I love your new look blog & the beautiful story behind the change.
    Enjoy the holidays Sharyne!

  10. Wow. I love the quilt too. Don't think I'm, brave enough to try and sew it myself. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
    Kylie x

  11. OMG Sharyne, it's going to be GORGEOUS!... better than the other ones. Can't wait to see the finished product! You are so clever! Is it too late for me to learn to sew?... and the tender age of 45? A-M xx

  12. My goodness you are very clever. I bought the single bed quilt to use as a throw on the end of my bed. A lot cheaper and looks beautiful. Can't wait to see your finished work. x


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