About Me- Bird on the Border

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I am so blessed to be a wife,mum and a grandma. Our wonderful son and his lovely wife have just had a daughter. My little family complete. My husband and I both work full time. We enjoy travelling, going in our caravan, dining out and spending time with friends and visiting our children whenever we can. Oh shouldn't forget "Tess" the spoilt black kelpie. I love anything country and Shabby Chic and I love patchwork and stitching and getting together with like minded ladies who love to do the same. Just wish I had time to do more. I love catching up with friends over a cup of coffee , and the smell of biscuits cooking in the oven on a rainy day. I enjoy keeping in touch with the many friends I have met through blogging and sharing our sewing and our lives on our blogs. I love going off on stitching retreats and quilting weekends with my quilting buddy and friends. And of course I love the birds in my garden. I also write the blog for our local quilt group Macintyre Quilters which you find on the side bar.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Evelyn's Keepsake Quilt.

I have been working on my granddaughter's keepsake quilt. Before she was born Emma had a baby shower.  Her sisters phoned and asked me ,if they asked everyone at the baby shower to bring a piece of fabric would I put a quilt together. 

I really was not sure how to put together a quilt with such a wide range of "un-matched" colours and patterns.  So I decided a crazy quilt with off set rectangles going in vertical rows might do it. Emma's request was to simply sew all the pieces together.

The guests were asked to bring an 8 inch by 8inch square of fabric but there was enough fabric to do the front and the back of the quilt. Some bought strips, some bought panels, some actually bought the squares and there were photographs and a hand embroidered owl.....but it was all very lovely and fun. One piece even came from Sweden.


So here is the journey so far.... a really crazy quilt.  Almost double bed size. 
         
                                              Ready for the quilter ...


On the design wall






Such a variety of fabrics





Then there were the border fabrics - every piece had to be included.

The Final Result - a quilt of many colours, memories and good wishes.  I will also do a quilt journal and include a patch of every fabric with the name of the person who has given it to her.



The quilt will be backed with even more fabric . owls, fairies and frogs.









8 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Amazing!

Susan said...

What a great idea. The quilt and journal will be such special keepsakes.

shez said...

what a wonderful idea and i really love the idea of the quilt journal jenny,well done.xx

Denice Barker said...

The pink you chose to pull it all together is perfect. The quilt is a great idea.

Denice Barker said...

The pink you chose to pull it all together is perfect. The quilt is a great idea.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a fabulous idea...this quilt will be so treasured over the years!

Gail Kettle said...

Jenny, can't wait to see it finished, you are amazing with your creative talents��

Chookyblue...... said...

it's all coming together.......so much fabric to use...........