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.

One of the things I did was to start a hexagon quilt. I painstakingly tacked in paper liners and hand sewed all the hexagons together for a king sized quilt.
Whole quilt

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!

Every single coloured patch was made from the dresses outgrown by my daughters, so has lots of memories.
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Remember these girls?

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Or these?
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Or how about these edging ones?

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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.

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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.

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I have nearly done the top now and am waiting for the spray to help with the backing process.

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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!

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Tracey

    I remember the quilt being made, but I didn’t realise it had taken so long to make! lol xxx

  2. Anne

    These look lovely, I look forward to seeing them finished. I was looking through my UFO’s yesterday so hopefully you will inspire me to work on them. I have a lot of blocks that could be cushions to get me started. Please let us know how you get on with the spray as I’ve never used it before. 😀

  3. gillibob

    They do look lovely. I am getting into quilt making as plan to make my grand daughter one, using her baby grows and dresses. Can’t wait.

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