Quilts. Old, new and unmade
Inspired by the videos on Frugal Queens blog on quilt making, I have been reviewing things.
When I trained to be a computer programmer, I had to stay in Guildford during the week for six months, only coming home at weekends. Staying at a B&B, I needed something to do in the evening, other than the homework.
I have never got to grips with wadding and backing, so the project has remained unfinished ever since. That was at least 35 years ago!
Or how about these edging ones?
I have sent off for some fixing spray to stick the backing, wadding and top together, and some 120 x 120 wadding. The wadding has a 3 week delivery delay on it as after I had ordered it they sent an email saying they had sold out. But the spray should be here soon, which means I can get on with this next one.
Quite a few years ago, my Mum made up some beautiful embroidered squares and strips for a king sized quilt. She sewed some of it together, but really doesn’t like that part, so I now have it to finish off.
I have nearly done the top now and am waiting for the spray to help with the backing process.
It’s going to look really lovely when it’s done. I may use it as a snuggle up on the sofa so more people can admire it.
And finally, I am gathering fabric to make a purple and cream one for DD2 by June 2015 when she gets married (purple being her theme colour). I have a few things sorted out from my stash, but need quite a bit more. So I shall be off shortly to boot fairs to look out suitable fabric.
Busy, busy, busy!