A Quilt Full of Memories!


By Judith on January 17, 2012
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After some angst (don’t ask!) I got the back of my dad’s civil war quilt pieced.
These blocks have all been hand written, drawn and decorated by 17 members of my family: my mum, siblings, partners and all the grandchildren.  An extra block was thrown in to round the number of blocks to 18.
Close up of one of the blocks
Now I have to baste this beast and quilt it (yikes!).  Thanks everyone for your wonderfully creative quilty suggestions.  I really liked Ceri’s idea …..
… but I just don’t feel confident enough to keep those fmq lines straight enough!
I’m gearing myself up for some large scale stippling all over the quilt, because I can’t think of another quilting design that will suit both the front and the back, and one that I am confident enough to have a go at on this large scale.
So I guess now I just have to roll up my sleeves and get on with it!

If you don’t hear from me for a while, you’ll know I’ve been beaten by the beast!