Quilts, Mums & Sisters

Did I ever tell you what a star my mum is? Machine quilting is not really my thing – call it a combination of back troubles, limited space, and erm…just lack of love for it. My mum, on the other hand, is an ace at machine quilting, and even enjoys it. So I was overjoyed when she offered to quilt and bind the pink quilt I have been making for a friend’s little girl. I’ve been waiting for a sunny day to get a picture of it, and here it is:

pink quilt on the line

I will admit I didn’t really enjoy making this quilt as much as previous ones. It’s just a bit too conventional. And a bit too pink. But I think the recipient will love it, and that’s the main thing, right?

Moving on from my mum to my sister, H. H does stuff like sending a bundle of quilting fabrics over from the US (where she lives) just because she happens to be passing the Stitching Post :-). A bundle she recently sent included a fabulous map panel “What a World” by Jill McDonald. I have made it into a quilt sandwich and am having fun hand quilting with perle cottons:

what a world in progress

I’m even using different embroidery stitches to quilt, like this buttonhole stitch:

buttonhole mask

and herringbone:

herringbone boat

straight stitches:

russian federation

And – look! – there’s even a little Buddha on there:

even a buddha

What a World indeed!

what a world

And what a mum! And what a sister!

I am very lucky to have such wonderful family members 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Quilts, Mums & Sisters

  1. Janet says:

    You are indeed lucky to have such wonderful family members! The pink quilt is adorable and I’m sure the little girl will love it. And I like how you’re embellishing the map fabric. That must be a fun project to work on with all the little images and words.

  2. The D Clan says:

    That makes my heart smile. xxx.

  3. Your mum is very clever!! That is gorgeous. And that fabric from your sister…STUNNING!!

  4. spidergran says:

    . . . .and Mum has two lovely daughters and a son who inspire me with their creativity, generosity, originality, eloquence and most of all their love . . . . Oh, and BTW, I really do enjoy machine quilting!

  5. Andria says:

    I love your quilt! I think there is plenty of orange to balance out the pink. And that map quilt…what a treasure!! I absolutely adore maps. How big is that, anyway??

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