A few quilts to share.....
This quilt was my daughter's 7th Birthday present. It's entitled, "Fit for a Princess." There was no real pressure to make it great ..except it was all that she wanted and it had to include all of her favourite things and be in her favourite colours!! It has stitcheries coloured with those good pencils that don't wash out, there's "an angel watching over me" one, (to stop bad dreams!) chooks, cats and the "Constant as the stars above, always know that you are loved" quote from Barbie as Rapunzel. I made up the castle and added Princesses, a blonde little mermaid and Peter Pan. The big colourful prints are princess and dragon based and the rest you can probably see. I should perhaps take some closer shots, I'll see. It has rainbow coloured flannel on the back and is quilted in the ditch-the actual quilting is not the fun for me!
These next two were part of a quilting challenge I organised for our little quilt group. We all contributed about 6 cotton shirts, then cut them up into fat quarter size pieces and divided them up. We took turns choosing from the piles until they were all gone. Most went to charity, from unwanted to useful. I made a few, I really like this chook one, the combs are only attached at the bottom so give it a lot of movement. Working with shirts was very liberating and also gave a very cosy end result. We all loved the idea we were doing our quilting the "real" way!
The house one was made with the absolute last of the shirt pieces, I had to make every bit work but I love it. I never follow patterns, I just make things up as I go along which drives the perfectionists in my group crazy but provides a real challenge and lots of fun for me. Especially when I have to make things fit!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 4:31 PM