A Labour of Love…

May 15th, 2012

A beautiful Regency dressed bed circa 1811~1820…
specially commissioned by my gorgeous client.

Her vision was very clear she wanted a simple patchwork quilt…
with a random pattern and a country feel for an attic room.

Happily… I accepted the challenge…
my patchwork contains 680 teeny tiny 7mm x 7mm squares

Now thats a lot of squares…
and I’m sure you’ll agree… a true labour of love.

A simple Regency dress has been thrown on the bed…
it pools on the floor, is highly detailed with its ruching and bows.

As always all hand~sewn by me…
After all that sewing… I think I deserve a cup of tea.


“Life is all about timing… the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It’s all about timing.”
~ Anonymous ~

9 responses to “A Labour of Love…”

  1. Terry says:

    It’s such a credit to you that you completed this fine quilt – my quilting friends will be very impressed when I tell them how many tiny squares it took to make this
    – wow!x

  2. Lisa says:

    Thank You Terry…..

    It was indeed a labour of love for sure…. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it…. though if honest at times I wondered just how and ‘when’ I’d finish it.

    The colours are beautiful in real life, something one just can’t see in the photographs.

    Thank you again for your lovely comments…
    L x

  3. Helen says:

    Oh how amazing . . well done,
    Love Helen

  4. Lisa says:

    Thank You Helen xxx

  5. Jayne Wourms says:

    What patience!!! The tiny quilt is so perfect, and you know I am now saving my pennies so I can ask you to make me a regency nightgown for my little
    BTW- Last Sunday was Canadian mother’s day and I received copies of all my favourite mini and doll mags.including the one with your lovely Mary Poppins! Congrats on another article showcasing your incredible talents!!

  6. Elaine says:

    Thank you so much, Lisa. As always you have captured my vision. The colours are so ‘Austen’ and much prettier than on the photo. The real thing is just perfect. Can’t stop looking at it 🙂

  7. Lisa says:

    Hi Jayne,
    Thank you soooo much for your lovely comments. It will be a pleasure to make something else for you after Jane and I’m pleased you enjoyed the article too :o)
    L x

  8. Lisa says:

    Hi Elaine, you are most welcome it was my pleasure I’m pleased you mentioned the colours being prettier in real life…. they really were!
    L x

  9. […] Sisters, Elizabeth and Jane are gossiping about Darcy and Bingley in their bedchamber. All furniture by Tarbena, I made a mattress and dressed the bed, making the patchwork quilt was a labour of love indeed with each patch being meticulously hand-sewn together. Another sampler kits by Nicola Mascall worked by Elaine adorns the wall. You can read more about the patchwork quilt here… http://www.lisajohnsonrichards.com/blog […]

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