Saturday, 1 October 2011

Quilting

Pam, a friend from the Nuneaton crop I attend, came to us back in the spring with an idea for branching out craft wise. She had heard of a scheme for quilts to be handmade in preparation for the London Olympics next year, where those quilts submitted would be given to participating countries. So we had a go, and produced a quilt for the event. It was finished about a month ago, and just before we sent it off we took lots of photos, as we won't be seeing our quilt again!
I made a couple of the coloured blocks (we stitched ribbons and braid onto fabric after raiding our collective stash) and Pam and Sharon did the donkey work of stitching the squares together, backing and edging the quilt. I also embroidered a panel for the reverse with our names on. When it came to it, we were quite reluctant to send our 'masterpiece' off!!!
To record this undertaking for my Book of Me I printed a copy of the photo onto canvas paper, along with a couple of other pictures and made a double layout; very unusual for me!
The colours were dictated by a UKS challenge, but i like how the bright pages match the quilt. It didn't seem right not to stitch onto the page after all that sewing, so I added buttons with embroidery thread.
I just hope the recipients of the quilt like it as much as we did!

10 comments:

Tracy said...

lovely quilt and layout

Ladkyis said...

That is such a beautiful quilt, well done these ladies! It is a really super project and one of my quilts has gone to it.

Dawn said...

Fabulous quilt love the colours and your layout really does it justice.

Auntie Margaret said...

loved the quilt ann,something I have always wanted to do.

Jimjams said...

What a gorgeous quilt and fabulous community effort! No wonder you were reluctant to send it on! Super DLO too - a lovely memento!

Mini said...

Wow! Your quilt is gorgeous and a lovely page to show it off. A super take on my challenge. :thanks:
Sue x

jennifer said...

Great quilt, I can see how you'd be a bit sad to say bye bye to it! The layout looks fab too, all the bright colours do go really well. x

cannycrafter said...

Love this! I made part of a Millenium quilt where I used to live, my photo was all blurred and we never got to see it again! Pre-digital photography of course! What a great thing to be part of.

Liz said...

Hi Ann lovely quilt! If you make another and would like it longarm quilted give me a call, I do like the buttons though.

CoventryAnn said...

Lovely to hear from you Liz... although I have no idea what a longarm quilt is :)