Saturday, September 11, 2010

Good things come to those who wait!!

About a million years ago - well more like nearly three - I started a quilt for my Mum as a gift for her 70th Birthday.

Remember this?

Mum's quilt

I finally gave it back to Mum in January after taking an incredibly long time to quilt it and it has been happily living on her bed since.

Mum and Me

But... I didn't take any photos and finally I found the time last week.

Mum's Quilt

It took me quite a while to quilt because I kept changing my mind. So after much unpicking I finally settled on the leaf pattern for the sashing and really like it now.

Mum's Quilt

This lovely quilt design is a slight variation of the Vintage Comfort pattern designed by my lovely colleague Judy Newman. Judy has finally started up a blog called a very fine house. She makes all sorts of wonderful quilts and things so go and visit and say hi!

Mum's Quilt

I really like having a close look at this quilt as it's one of the first quilts I ever made and finished (finally). I can really see how much my machine piecing has improved and how much my quilt making in general has improved and evolved.

Now, on to the next one!!

20 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

It is just beautiful. I love its buttery colours. Your mum is one lucky lady.

periwinkle said...

lovely quilt , sometimes I think the simpler quilting patterns are the best :-)

Kelly said...

Beautifully done! I'm sure your mom cherishes it

John'aLee said...

What a darling quilt!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the quilt.......pinwheels are one of my favourites.......

thornberry said...

The quilt is gorgeous but I especially love that photo of you and your Mum.

Mary said...

It is truly lovely - what a special gift!

Andi said...

Such a pretty quilt!!

Hariklia said...

I love it Louise. The leaf pattern is simple and just beautiful. Hx

Tam @ 1/4 of an inch said...

It's just beautiful Louise...if your wrists were bad after the mini what were they like after this!

Love the fabric selection and design...the binding is just perfect too...

See you soon, I have to make a gallant effort to avoid Amitie this week but we'll see;)

xxt

meli B said...

Lucky Mum, its a gorgeous quilt and I love the actual quilting on it. I can't believe it's one of only a few. Can't wait to see what's next on the list.

Linda said...

it is truly gorgeous, I remember when you gave it to your mum I can't believe that much time has passed already!!!!!

Christina said...

I have loved this quilt from the moment you started it. Great work Lou, just beautiful!

Maree: said...

Well Done on Finishing this Lovely Quilt...Your Quilting looks Great & Your Mum looks Very Happy with her Gift...
cheers

Kate said...

It is beautiful - such gorgeous colours!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Ms. Lollylegs. It looks like your mum was thrilled too!

Karen said...

Easy to see that you and your Mum are related! The quilt looks great.

Sew It's Handmade said...

I love your quilt The colours and shapes is soooo beautiful. Did you hand quilt this?

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Louise it's lovely! And what a beautiful photo of you and your mum!
Have started your quilt pattern ... but stuffed up the cutting out (what a dufus) so now have a compromised version slowly coming together (now that I've stopped swearing at myself...)
Cheers
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Yay it's finished...you and your mum are so gorgeous...and so is the quilt!!
Ros xx