Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Starting a New Quilt
Our grandsons quilt
I always love starting a new project, planning the colours, deciding on the patten, choosing fabric/wool. Quilts are always very personal, I look through my fabric stash for scraps from other projects, each having their own memories connected. My new project is a cot quilt for our new grandchild. It has become a tradition that I make a quilt for the newborn and I love doing it. The first one was made for our grandson. When our granddaughter came along I included fabric left over from the first quilt. For this quilt I will also be using fabric scraps from the first two. I really like that they will all share some of the same fabric.
Unlike when mine were little, our grandchildren wear 'sleeping bags' so are not tucked in with blankets and quilts. Instead their mother hangs the quilts at the bottom of their cots where they can see the colours, and when the cots become beds they are still hung at the bottom of the beds. Hopefully they will keep the quilts when they are grown and pass them on to their own children.
My quilts include clothing from my family and fabric from my mums stash. They are full of memories and love. As I type this I have a quilt made from my dads, OH and sons shirts covering me.
I am feeling a lot better after resting for these last few days and a friend visited this afternoon bearing cake and craft magazines :) We spent a lovely afternoon catching up. I was getting a tiny bit fed up with my own company, its surprising how much chatting away can take your mind off aches and pains.
Well nothing else to say, I'm afraid there isn't much to post when you spend all your days sat on the sofa! I have been planning lots of trips out in my head so when I am out and about watch this space! I can't wait to get back to cooking so I will be thinking of some recipes to share, including some vegan ones for Julee.
Hope your days have been good.
Welcome to Babs :)