Thursday, 6 March 2014

A Memory Quilt

This week has been so cold, but I have been rather warm as I have wrestled with a huge quilt which I am making for Alisdair. It is a memory quilt and uses all his baby clothes. The clothes were mostly babygros and little t shirts, so rather stretchy and different to use from woven cotton fabrics. Here it is laid out on the floor as the pieces are put together. It won't be the flattest of quilts but I hope it will be very loved throughout his babyhood:


Here it is, finished, in all its glory, on a king sized bed ....



Alisdair's memory quilt
 It is a big quilt and hard to photograph no chance of taking it outside in the rain, so together we went on a tour of the house....


memory quilt

The airing rack is from Dublin, used in the 1930's and now lovingly painted by husband. This is only one part of it, there are three pieces and it is very tall too. Ideal for photos of big quilts.


memory quilt for Alisdair


This week I'm hoping to meet some new friends. Lynne at Lily's Quilts has kindly hosted a meet up for people with small blogs, yes I nearly said small bloggers, which brings a delightful picture to mind!

If you are dropping in, do tell me what you are making and how things are with you,
Sue 








4 comments:

  1. Hi from Lily's small blog meet! Your quilt is fantastic! I have found it very difficult doing the actual quilting on my small Janome machine so I have only done lap quilts so far!

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    1. I use a domestic Bernina machine and don't have a big frame. I quilt in sections and sometimes make a quilt in two halves. Good luck with your quilting!

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  2. The quilt looks wonderful! I'm still struggling with mine

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    1. Bring it on Thursday and I may be able to help if you need it.

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Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them and will visit your blogs too if possible. Comments are so encouraging and I love knowing that quilters from all over the world are visiting the blog.
Happy quilting everyone!
Sue