Thursday, 12 July 2007
Thankyou so much for all your kind comments on my last post. I am trying to reply personally but some are no-reply ! I don't want to appear rude ! I am still working away on the little flying geese and my english paper-piecing that I keep forgetting to take a photo of. So I thought I would dig out a few quilts to blog about. This one is my best friends quilt. I saw a photo in one of the American magazines and liked it immediately - even though I'm not a huge fan of Sunbonnet Sue. When this pattern came up on Ebay from a UK seller I was determined to get it. I can't remember what I paid but it was more than I intended. Think it would have been cheaper to have ordered it from the States but never mind !
I had a lovely time making this - all hand pieced and quilted. I am a sucker for pretty pastel prints. I have declared this quilt to be given to my first grand-daughter ! As my kids were only 15 and 9 years old when I finished it there was much eye-rolling and mutterings of "how sad". It has been folded up in my cupboard for a while so is a bit creased. I have since read an article about folding quilts on the bias for storage to reduce creasing and that is what I've done to this one now ! Not sure if it will work !