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A friend gave me some doggy fabric to make her a single bed quilt. I know she will love it but not my choice of fabrics really.

So during the none gardening weather that is what I have been doing.

This is one of the few that I have just used a single patchwork design called shoofly. Each finished block is 12" square.

Most of the other quilts have a mix of designs in the quilt.

I am trying to sort out a website to promote the quilts and see if I can get a few commissions to keep me making them. all my family have a quilt or two :o)

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You are very talented.

13 Jan, 2018

 

I echo Bathgate's comment.

13 Jan, 2018

 

That looks quite perfect - your friend is sure to love it.Good luck with finding some more comissions!

13 Jan, 2018

 

I do love a hand made quilt. Its great! I hope you get to make some with fabric that you like!

13 Jan, 2018

 

thank you for the compliments. They are fun to do. I enjoy planning them and the cutting out of all the squares and triangles as in this design. each block is 12" square when bound to the joining strips.

13 Jan, 2018

 

It is such meticulous work...all those joining seams...you must have endless patience. :)

13 Jan, 2018

 

I really like this SBG, it's so different from usual designs.

13 Jan, 2018

 

At the Cloisters Museum, uptown, these are hung on the wall.

13 Jan, 2018

 

Love the quilt and the name of the design you are talented and must enjoy you the quiet time you spend doing it .

14 Jan, 2018

 

there is a tradition of using them as wall hangings Bathgate. I guess more so now that better bedding is available to most people.
the old British quilts are scrap quilts ie made from fabric scraps old dresses/shirts etc. They can end up in museums here too.

They are often used as throws over sofas etc.

I do enjoy being in my sewing room as it over looks the bird feeders in the back garden.

14 Jan, 2018

 

That's beautiful. I enjoy seeing anything creative. Good luck with your website :)

14 Jan, 2018

 

That would make a beautiful wall hanging or draped over a bed.

14 Jan, 2018

 

its going to be used on a single bed.
both my girls have them on their beds everyday. I am in the process of doing one for mine. :o)

14 Jan, 2018

 

Your friend is very lucky. That is hours of work. I have a pile of 8" squares in many colours from white through the spectrum to black. I also bought patterned material which I will have to cut myself. I intend to make a throw for our guest bedroom bed. I even bought the filling because I do not have any of my old wool blankets. I got rid of them when duvets became fashionable. I'm busy having a clearout at the moment but next winter should see me with some spare time. My husband and I are both hoarders and the job is making quilting seem like fun. I am sure your website will attract customers for you. It would be a shame to let your talent stagnate because you have nothing left which needs a quilt.

14 Jan, 2018

 

Your patch work is beautiful . Do you use a sewing machine to join the patches together or do hand sew them? It' s lovely to have a relaxing hobby.

15 Jan, 2018

 

most of the time its a sewing machine but there is some hand stitching on some designs.

15 Jan, 2018

 

Oh that's lovely Seaburn, I've never been into sewing and to be honest I doubt I could these days, fingers wouldn't allow and someone would have to thread my needles, lol, I'd love a quilt specially made for me, I applaud your talent and of course your patience...

16 Jan, 2018

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