Well it is time I made another retrospective post about my passion for quilting. Bags are great for small time projects but I generally need something larger to work on. It was therefore no surprise that after my first quilting workshop that I should set out to make a larger quilt. I knew nothing about the craft and it was very much a learning process as I went along. It took nearly two years to complete that first quilt - but there were many smaller projects in between.
The first quilt then was the one I made for Mum.
The second quilt I made for Liz, my daughter. She wanted it in black and white and I wanted to do a quilt which incorporated a Ricky Timms convergence. We chose the fabric together and the construction of the border was very much a team effort. I love the finished thing - it is very striking to look at and Liz loves it too!!
Then I had to make a quilt for me - I loved doing this one - probably because it is mine!!!
This was much quicker but still over a year.
Now I am working on another quilt for Liz - this time for her to use
when she is camping. It is a real fun quilt and features some crazy
VW's in the design. I used a lot of ideas from Kathleen Guerrier's
books for this one.
Finally I have the fabric and design for a pair of quilts for my Ex-husband to use in his French house. I have washed the fabric and cut out some of the pieces. This is a suggestion of the idea. It is called a French Braid Quilt - apt I thought seeing as it will be going to France - one day!!
Oh well that's all for now. Another day I will post about my smaller projects!!