03 May 2010

Quilting with my Mum

Over the years Mum and I have made some quilts together, mostly with Mum doing the embroidery and me doing the piecing/quilting.  Our first quilt was "Hearts and Checks" made in 2002 from a very early Australian Country Threads.


We made another quilt from ACT designed by Bronwyn Hayes - not sure what this one is called (I'm pretty sure "Country" was in the title somewhere).


In 2004 Mum made a whole stack of hexagons for Bouquet Garden from Homespun No 21 (2004 YearBook).  Being the not-so-good daughter, these hexagons have sat in a cupboard along with all the cut borders (9 of them), waiting to be joined together to form the centre medallion.


The medallion was finished over the weekend, except for pressing and removal of some of the papers.  Mum, bless her heart, even made half and quarter-size hexagons for the edges and corners - these will need the seams pressing out so that they can be sewn in the first border seam allowance.  The top and bottom edges will be appliqued onto the border fabric.  There is another bag of hexagon flowers to be appliqued to border 4 along with some appliqued swags.  I'm hoping this quilt will be next on my list.

"Tail Feathers" is on the doover and quilting will, hopefully, be finished tonight.  Still undecided about binding fabric other than it will be a Patisserie fabric.



Again, I could not envision the finished size of this quilt and it's turned out too big for a cot, even with leaving off the outer border.  Patisserie has to be one of the loveliest fabric ranges ever.

8 comments:

Jan said...

Gosh you've been busy ,made me feel guilty ..love Jan in the UK xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love what you and your mum have created Lynda...and TF's looks amazing...

Maria said...

How nice to have worked with your Mum for all those years. My DD2 and I often sew together too. It is very special. Now my GD2 is also learning.

The quilting on TF's is just gorgeous.

Yvette said...

You and your Mum have been very creative and productive. My mom doesn't like sewing but she told me her mom LOVED it and sewed whenever possible. My mom inherited her moms treadle machine and can you believe she sold it! This was all before I was born, she now wishes she would have kept it for me. I am rambling, can you tell I just drank coffee? LOL!!!

I am searching high and low for that Tail Feathers pattern here in the U.S. I wish there was a local quilt shop that would see them.

Suzi-q said...

I totally agree ,I love Patisserie also, that quilt didn't take you long to do

JENTHEBUM said...

Great quilts you have made with your mum Lynda and Tail Feathers done already ... you have been a busy lady. Well done.

Cardygirl said...

Love the heaxagons...nice to share your passion with your Mum!

Bec said...

Pattiserie is certainly gorgeous. WOW, I didn't realise Tail Feathers was so big! It was lovely seeing what you and your mum have worked on together over the years.

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