Discussion in 'Arts, Crafts & Scrapbooking' started by mumof2, Feb 28, 2009.
I've got a loooong way to go with it!
WOW!! It's going to be sooo pretty when you're done
Oh! that's really pretty.
My friend does patchwork. There is so much work that goes into it, not to mention the constant measuring. Itâ€™s like a maths lesson.
WOW how long does it take to do those?!?
Aw that's very pretty X
Keith, that took me no time at all........i only started in 15 years or so ago!
it's been in the loft for 14 of those really I'm hoping to finish it for baby Nancy when she goes into a big bed - she'll be 2 next October, or maybe i'll get it done in time for her 21st!
Wow, you must have been what, 6 or 7 years old at the time.
It's going to look fab when it's finished
i was! hee hee
Wow, talk about dedication! Now that you have shown it to us, you are now obligated to keep going.
That is beautiful! You are so lucky to know how to quilt. Grandma taught me to embroider and crochet, but she never taught me to quilt.
Oooooooh! That is gorgeous Mairead! And you didn't exactly select the easiest pattern to piece!
I've only completed three quilts in my life--and one was a throw! All much simpler than yours!
well i've never done one before but i'm learning as i go along - my sister (not the one who's getting married) has made a few so she's going to help me when i need some advice.
i think i'll probably just end up stitching all the pieces together then stitching them onto a larger piece of fabric.
After that i'll put a layer of wadding behind it which i'll sandwich in with yet another piece of fabric.....hope that makes sense!
for the other young people i hope to make some of those fleece no sew blankets Physco Alice showed made
don't be surprised if i don't get the patchwork done!
That is going to be beautiful, M!!
I love the colors!
Thank you! The colours don't show up so well in the photos.
It is going to be beautiful. Do you have enough fabric to complete it?
yeah! i have those little hexagons all over the place!
Oh my gosh! What a mountain of work you've done! I love quilts. I have an old Jacob's ladder quilt (hand sewn) but someone washed it and some of the bits have disintegrated. I still keep it as it is quite old, but I wasn't too happy at all with the damage done to it.
I've a couple others, done by my grandmother, but they are the tied/tacked ones. I don't like those nearly as well as the type you are doing.
Quilting is far too precise for me!
When my friend married she received a handsewn quilt
oh my goodness, i'd never seen anything like it....the patterns were all handsewn into the fabric - that's real quilting i suppose.
The stitching details was incredible - i could never do anything like that!
It's gorgeous Mairead. I think you are very talented.
I've read quite a bit about quilts, and they seem to be much work to care for and protect as well as make!
I've read that you mustn't sit on a quilt, as it may cause the stitches to pop. I've read that you mustn't pull on a quilt, for the same reason. It should always be moved with at least two people lifting and moving it and not sliding or tugging it.
Is all that truly the case? I mean, I know with antique quilts you would need to be a bit more cautious, but it seems like the things I've read all point toward not using the quilt at all!
That's one load of work to do for it to end up not being used.
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