Monday, 8 October 2012

Patchwork 1970s Style



I have the last of the acquisitions from my visit to Wales to show you! My nan gave me most of her haberdashery supplies, and tucked in among it all was this booklet full of patchwork patterns from the 1970s. I think it was originally part of a kit because I received some plastic hexagonal templates as well. This was really handy as patchwork is most definitely back in! 



Erm... cosy!




Does this guy remind anyone of Humpty from Playschool? Am I showing my age now...



This is just an advert in the booklet but it made me smile for obvious reasons. Can I have a patchwork quilt with Benjamin Bunny on it please?


I may go in for more muted colour schemes (though I hear mustard yellow and orange are back in this year, folks) but I'm pretty enthusiastic about making a patchwork cushion now!

Have a perfectly tessellated Monday,



19 comments:

  1. Love the cushions in the first picture - all the colours are very "now"!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Yes I'm very tempted to make a cushion :) x

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  2. Not sure about the orange and brown colours but aside from that I really like the patterns. I do love the blue curtains though. I am dying to try a patchwork project, seems a little daunting though, not sure my sewing skills would be up to it. Can't wait to see the pics if you attempt one of these. x

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    1. They are very 70s indeed aren't they?! I'd say give patchwork a go. As with most sewing crafts my nan showed me the basics when I was less than twelves years old, so my mantra now is 'if I could do a bit then I can certainly manage it now'. x

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  3. Such a groovy blog Anna. Being a child of the 70's this really made my morning ~ thank you! x

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  4. Very much look forward to seeing your take on patchwork as I know you'll give it an Anna twist! :-)

    Jem xXx

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    1. Slightly wonky but made with enthusiasm, I'm sure ;) x

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  5. Oh my gosh I want those blue curtains! Popping by to say hello! Hazel x

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    1. Hi Hazel! Thank you for following. I'm sure you could make the curtains with a lot of perseverance! x

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  6. Fabulous retro blast from the past! These deep 70s hues remind me of the colour palette of my paternal grandparents house when I was a super young, done up as it was in (then) stylish shades of dark umber, fawn, avocado, mustard and cocoa brown.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh I would have loved to have visited your grandparents' house then, sounds like a fabulous time warp! x

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  7. Nans are the best aren't they? I get lots of clothes and accessories from my nan and her sisters, not to mention lots of chintzy crockery : )

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    1. They really are wonderful, and my grandmothers are surprised when I get excited about their old possessions! x

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  8. Nans are the best aren't they? I get lots of clothes and accessories from my nan and her sisters, not to mention lots of chintzy crockery : )

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  9. Wow love these.


    Www.countrybumpkinlover.blogspot.com

    Xxxx

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