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Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Mum's Creative Space

My space is a little boring at the moment. I’m still working on the ripple dress, planning another crochet top, and doing lots of softie cutting out in preparation for future markets. But my Mum has been very busy lately. And Maya is a lucky girl ‘cos she received this fabulous quilt for her first birthday last week. Mum originally patched the quilt back in 1976 when she was pregnant with me. She has recently repaired the quilt, rebacked it, and machine quilted it. The backing fabric is from the curtains my Mum had in her room when she was a baby. I love that this quilt has so much family history in it. Maybe one day I could add to it a little for Maya’s daughter…
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11 comments:

Sally said...

I love that quilt so much. What an awesome first birthday quilt... and what a brilliant quilt. So very gorgeous. So very colourful. I adore it muchly (... and feeling a tad inspired too!)

Brighton Breezy said...

wowza - now that's what I love about this quilting lark - all that history and all those family links in just one yummy cuddly thing

angelina said...

clever mum. i love the circles. so original xoxo

melissa said...

Wow, what an amazing birthday present for Maya, your mum is so clever!

Sarah said...

That is stunning! What a lovely thing to have - and isn't it amazing how it actually looks quite modern? What a lucky girl!

Knicky Knacks said...

Wow - a lot of love has gone into that quilt - very special!

Amanda said...

That quilt is amazing....And I promise my vest won't take very long at all.

Kate said...

I LOVE the story behind the multi generational quilt. Its just gorgeous.

Christina said...

How gorgeous. I love how handmade can be carried through generations and hold so much meaning.

:)

Chantal said...

A quilt with a history.. I like it! What a fabulous thing to be able to pass to your child.

Teek said...

WOW what history in that quilt.. What a lucky girl to have such a quilt..
Well done to your mum.

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