Wednesday, 3 December 2008

To begin at the beginning....






Well here I am starting a blog... I have been inspired by reading a few others and thought it might be a nice thing to share the story of my quilt.
During the summer I spent time with a friend who is a quilter. Wherever we went she had a little plastic wallet with fabric in, I loved to take out the pieces she had cut and lay them out, studying, and thinking...
Well I have over the years turned my had to many different crafts....decoupage...beading....knitting (20 scarves...not very inspiring!!) but most need equipment and a table so are not portable. It got me thinking...I am not precise so regular quilting was out....I have mounds of fabric bits.... and embroidery thread.....and then one day I sat drinking tea (something we do a lot in our house) having a conversation with my daughter who was applying to university. We talked about how much she would miss home, the snuggling up under the blanket on the sofa together to watch a film..... ding! The quilt idea was born..
It won't be perfect, it probably, because of the collection of fabric I am starting with, won't match too well, but it will most certainly be a quilt of love... For my daughter to wrap around herself when she is far away from home.
So here is the first square, made from a bundle of fabric squares I bought many years ago...why? Who know....just liked the colours! And some pieces from Jess's godmother Kenice... the colours are hers seen all around her house.

2 comments:

June said...

Andrea the quilt will be the next best thing to your arms. I have always wanted to create a crazy quilt (that's what we call them here, maybe you do too) I've just never been too brave about it.

When I received your comment today, I sat thinking that you had just given me a priceless gift today. Telling me that I helped make you smile was the best message I could have received. Isn't this what Christmas is truely about?
Hugs~

Androushka said...

Hi June,
Thank you for replying to my comment. I wish you a Happy New Year. I was just reading your blog and saw you started a year ago, and what a wonderful blog it is.

We call them crazy quilts here too and I have in fact made several squares over the past months, I will photograph and post them.. I am also itching to make one for my room in all the white fabrics and lace I have collected over the years....inspiration from your 'White Wednesdays' I have always had a yearning for an all white room...and I think my bedroom and new quilt might be on the horizon! Abdrea xx