Saturday, 12 February 2011

First quilt top

I've mentioned it several times now, so perhaps you should see it.


I'm not sure what I think of it, here draped over the sofa in the old place. The light was poor that day so it looks a bit unbalanced. I was trying to get a flow of light and dark across the piece, and use the bits I had to their best without creating a "traditional" symmetrical pattern and style.



There are so many fabrics in this from my childhood and teenage years. The centre panel had a blue and white print from a circular skirt of Mum's that I cut down for myself at one stage - I loved the way it flowed out around me as I skipped down stairs. Then there is fabric from a dress Mum made me to go to my cousin Dot's wedding, some from a  dress of Mum that she wore when I was a very wee thing, and two patches from a dress I made for my "O level" needlework (a VERY long time ago!), given to the daughter of a friend of Mum's. She kept it and gave it back to me when Jen was small, then I gave it to another friend for her daughter when she got to a similar size. I have no idea where it is now, but hope it has given pleasure to more little girls over time.

Jen very small at the
 butterfly garden

2 comments:

  1. kat, this is a beautiful quilt top! even the more so because it is filled with wonderful memories and stories that it can whisper quietly while one is sleeping under it!

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  2. Why thank you Joe. I might tell it's story a little more when I've got my other PC sorted out - the one where my my photos are. It seems very "tame" when I look at Jude's work, but it means things to me. I love this idea of whispering cloth - and the way that I can be inspired by it, and see other's work inspired by it, from across the globe just by logging on!
    Thank you too for becoming my fourth follower - that must equal my "fifteen minutes" of fame by now!!

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