Thursday, 15 August 2013
Wa-hooooo we are using my quilt!
But didn't make the quilt. I had a half hearted go at it but didn't have a clue. So I found a quilting shop that did classes and I made a tote bag, then I made another tote bag and then I made one for my friend.. all this time I had this fabric in a bag! I started to do some part time teaching which meant I didn't retire till 2006 when I married my DH..
Four and a half years while I lived in Coventry, the fabric stayed in the bag... on my return to Billericay I looked up the shop where I had first gone and she had moved to a place just outside Billericay and only 7 minutes drive from me! I have not made a tote bag since!! But I started this quilt in January 2012 and finished in April 2012. I am very pleased with it, it wasn't easy but I continue to practise and make cushions as you can see in the picture. I like what I call the piano keys edging, a great way to border a quilt with only small thin scraps you have left.
I now have another big quilt with the top all done and just have to layer it and then quilt. This the first time we have used it.. we had some colder nights and as we still had on our summer light weight duvet we needed something else on top of us..
What you can do with some tutoring is amazing!