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Monday, 9 May 2011

First(ish) Quilt

Whilst staying at my Mum and Dad's place during the Easter hols, I snapped some shots of this quilt I made for Mum quite a few years ago now.

I can't remember if it is the exact first that I made; but it is definitely one of the first.

My Mum came with me to Malvern Spring quilt show and chose all the fabrics herself.

Her garden always looks wonderful at this time of year, something I will never be able to achieve because even though I attempt to grow some of the same things as her, the sea breezes (okay, strong ocean winds on some days) and salt air usually ruin things.
I am not complaining, but over the years I have learnt the hard way what will and won't grow near the coast.

I hand quilted this in the ditch!


  1. You couldn't have started with an easy one, could you? Something small, and with bigger blocks, and less complicated. I am so not going to show my first one now and I was contemplating it!

  2. Wow! Thats quite the endeavour for a first quilt!

  3. Isn't it fun to go back and see what was done? I saw a pillow at a friend's house a couple years ago that I had made and been so very proud of... but the stitches seem enormous to me. Made me laugh.

  4. I think I had better add that I did a workshop on quick chain piecing to make this. Only just remembered that point!
    Thanks for the comments.

  5. wow - the flowers make for beautiful settings for your quilts... very nice!

  6. Beautiful quilt! I love the colours, it wasn't a bad start!
    When it comes to gardening, I think we all learn the hard way, what we can grow in our gardens :)


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