Sunday, March 29, 2009

A's quilt for Nan

I wanted to share with you a quilt that my aunt recently finished. She has been working on it for over a year now. Her local patchwork shop, Buttons and Bows at Beenleigh QLD, runs Janome classes to give you confidence and practice in using all those extra features on your machine; and you don't have to have a Janome to attend.


Last year instead on working on one small project each month they decided to do a quilt, and Chris incorporated extra bits into the quilt so the ladies attending could use more of the extra features on their machines. One such thing is a cranberry fabric in this quilt, it has been stitched both vertical and horizontally with a twin needle (two different coloured threads) AND then stitched with a fancy stitch. The result is stunning and everyone is amazed when my aunt tells them it was a plain piece of cranberry coloured fabric. oh, and the borders; aren't they just what the quilt needed! She even made her own bias binding.... ALOT of work in this quilt. I have NEVER done ANYTHING like this, such patience. Well done A!


This quilt was in Nundle, my aunt got it out to show Kerry; then she took it to Honeysuckle to show Kim. What a fabulous response! She has made it for my Nan, her mum, who has been asking where is the bag A was going to make for her. Well A had to fudge a bit because she didn't want to say she had bee busy working on the quilt as it was a surprise.

8 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh my goodness Bec, stunning, so much work.....

alda said...

wow!!!so great, so lovely!!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

was about to ask did you take pics of "the quilt"........well done Aunty A.......I am so pleased I got to see it for real.........so many hours.......well done........

Eileen said...

What a great story. I love surprises like this.
And it is amazing what these machines can do. I don't have a Janome.. or any such modern machine. Just look at those lovely stitches.. completely changed the fabric. I love those little strings of stars in the first picture. Your Aunt did a wonderful job.. and I'll bet your Nana cherishes it!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! I have a janome and haven't taken a class yet to learn how to use the extra amazing features. Soon, I hope!

Sarah said...

Just Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! the amount of work in it!! I bet your nan loved it
x Sarah
PS: Glad to hear you had a great time at Nundle, everything looked SO nice

bettsy said...

How did I miss this? It's lovely and congratulations to A for finishing it. Nan will love it!

Amanda said...

What a stunning quilt, I've never seen anything quite like it. Was it your Aunt's own design, or did she have a pattern? I love to use the embroidery features on my Janome in quilts, but that is way, way beyond anything I've ever managed.