Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Memory Quilt

I have never been so nervous putting the washing machine on as I was today.
I have finally finished my youngest daughters quilt, sewn in memory of her Grandad.
I put four colour catchers in and hoped it would be enough.
This quilt has been six months in the making  and a steep learning curve.
I loved to see it on the line dancing in the breeze.

Every block tells a story.

It looks well on Abi's bed.

Love this Pippi block - reminds me of Abi!!!.

A very wonky house.

Love this butterfly made from Dad's Laura Ashley pillow case.

The heart of the quilt - LOVE.
It even provoked a comment from my elderly neighbour who saw it hanging there.
I brought a pile of Dad's shirts back with me in Feb, the red particularly provokes a memory as he was wearing this last May ( 2011) when he celebrated his 90th birthday.
The dress in the Pippi block was actually material I used to make a dress for Abi when she was a nipper, so something from her too.
Abi's favourite  block is the log cabin, mine is the Pippi. I wonder what yours is?
Now to start big sis's Star memory quilt. Could be awhile.

  Bye Ruth xo


  1. My favourite is the butterfly! Looks amazing! X

  2. Wow! This turned out brilliantly! Well done on a fab finish - no wonder Abi is pleased! Jxo

  3. What a beautiful memory quilt! Lots of hard work and love in this one Ruth. My fave is the star flower and the matching double pinwheel is great too.

  4. Such a wonderful quilt, Ruth, with loads of memories and lots of love sewn into it! Well done!!


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