Friday 26 June 2015

Sew Much Fun!

I've been quilting for about 27 years now!  I started off doing it all by hand and I still enjoy making blocks by hand, it's a lot quieter to do in the evenings when I'm watching TV!

I do have a machine and I was recently sorting out my fabric stash when I found these quilt tops I'd made a few years ago!

This one is for Christmas and I'm still deciding whether to add a wide border to it to make it a little bigger :s
This one is all ready for quilting and I really must get round to doing it soon!  I love it and it's definitely a summer quilt :)
And this one is all finished, yes it's fully quilted and bound!  I made it for Maddie, she picked the fabrics and how she wanted it and I put it all together for her.  The only trouble is she won't use it, she says she doesn't want to spoil it :(
I say that homemade quilts are for using as much as possible, especially when you need a warm hug :)

I've got so many ideas for other quilts I want to make but I never seem to have the time....maybe one day I'll win the lottery!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


Barbara Eads said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I'd say go with the large border on the Christmas quilt and call it done! I quilted quite a bit in the 1980's but never got back in to it after having my last baby and a move to another state. I finally gave everything away in the mid-90's. I've regretted that many times over the past 20 years!!

Sian said...

Your quilts are stunning! Wow. I'm usually in the "don't use it, it's too nice" camp but quilts can improve with age.....

Alison said...

I agree with Barbara about the the colours in Maddie's quilt! Xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, thanks for sharing these Jo. What a shame that Maddie doesn't hers, it's so lovely. My niece is getting married next year and I have a quilt in mind as a wedding gift.