As well as dressmaking I love quilting! It was a goal of mine several years ago to learn to quilt, so I signed up for a local quilting drop-in class. Val and Mary ran the classes from their homes after closing down their quilting shop for semi-retirement. They taught hand quilting. Here is my first ‘sampler’ quilt:
It sits on the back of my sofa, but is covered by another quilt now! I have made 11 finished quilts so far. I have 1 baby quilt in the making and a scrap quilt top that is ready to back and quilt.
Since then I have progressed to using my sewing machine for construction and quilting, as on these baby quilts I made for nephews’ and nieces’ babies. The 2 on the left are from a pattern called Color in Motion from www.etsy.com/shop/sweetjane. The quilt on the right features some very cute retro style fabric with little boy astronauts. I made up the pattern myself.
A flower garden quilt for Mum. I can’t remember where the pattern came from, perhaps a Moda Bakeshop pattern, but I can’t find it there..
My favourite is this Block of the Month quilt from Antique Angel. (I don’t think they are in business anymore,can’t find a link) I loved hand appliqueing all these little pictures, and the colours are just gorgeous! The design is by Bunny Hill Designs
This one is my favourite, loads of gorgeous colours and applique here. It is supposed to be a Tuscan scene. The middle is appliqued with lots of embroidery and different quilting patterns. This is one I started with Val and Mary, it was in a magazine years ago. I don’t appear to have kept the magazine, so not sure who designed it.
And I have a rather eclectic collection of patchwork and quilted cushions in my lounge!