Monday, 12 October 2015


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:

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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  The quilt on the right features some very cute retro style fabric with little boy astronauts.  I made up the pattern myself. 


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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..

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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

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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!

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  1. Your quilts are gorgeous. Each one is a work of art!! You've chosen such fun designs and colorful fabrics. You have a nice collection of family heirlooms now!!

  2. These are beautiful! I have always wanted to learn how to quilt and to make my own ... I fear that I'd get too distracted/lose motivation and abandon it halfway, though!

  3. Well Hello Linda, Thanks for hopping along to my blog via your challenge. Good to hear from you and I am glad it brought me over to your lovely little place. I am making 8 pointed stars at the moment for a single bed quilt. I love the little applique girl. Jo x

  4. PS. I went to follow you but I can't see how?

  5. I am in complete awe of your quilting skills. They are all beautiful. I love the colours in your "sampler" quilt. Xx

  6. Hi Linda ~ Just dropping by to let you know that you are the winner of one of my mandala kits. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a sweet comment! :o) Please email me with your snail mail details and I'll send the kit your way. xo

  7. I've read your 300 comments in 30 days plan - that is quite some challenge! Thank you for visiting mine, and I love your quilts - I have far too many cushions too, all handmade but not quilted.