Sunday, August 14, 2011


I thought I'd start my online diary by explaining the story behind the quilt I've used as my background. My daughter is in her first year of university, meaning that she has left our country home to go and live in the city 200 miles away to study. So I am living alone - I really miss her soooo much, and it's taken some adjusting too. For Mother's Day, she gave me three fat quarters of the beautiful Far Far Away II fabric by Heather Ross.

I decided straight away that everything I was doing was going on hold whilst I immediately made them up into a quilt, with some of my other most favourite fabrics. I cut random lengths of fabric into either 3" or 6" high pieces and sewed them together like a mad woman, then sewed these rows together to make this quilt. I used random, crooked straight line quilting and then bound it with Kei Honeycomb dots. A quick run through the washing machine and it was made within three weeks, which is definately a record for me!

This quilt is really special to me. It meant so much to me that my teenage daughter chose fabrics she thought I would love (which I do!). Setting out to make a snuggly quilt to use on the couch just for me was also a whole lot of fun! And it helped me to realise that whilst I miss her, I'm so proud of her and pleased that she is starting to make her own way in the world. And me, well, I'm learning to enjoy my freedom and expanding my own horizons. I've wanted to start a blog for a while now, so this will be a great place to record my adventures as a sewist!

1 comment:

  1. What a great story about a beautiful quilt. I think your blog will also be very meaningful to your daughter and will keep her connected to home!