kate5kiwis: Quilting Quraze...


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Quilting Quraze...

Mum's been going through rather a quilting phase...
We started off last April with a four-generations quilt for my bro and new sis for their wedding last July, which we carried half way around the world. The middle of the quilt has pieces of lace from Gran's wedding dress and my wedding dress, and each quarter was designed by Gran, Mum, R13 and me:

Mum's on the left: pulled fabric embroidery attached, and some of her favourite flowers.
R13's on the right: one heart for each of the generations: pieces of fabric shared.

Mine on the left: seven-petalled flower for The Gang, wedding lace in the centre.
Gran's on the right, the centre is a handkerchief sachet given to her by her husband Howel (Mum's father) before their wedding.
We sewed a border of vines around the centre squares, symbolising our family tree.

Then J11 and I made a star quilt together.
In August, Mum made one for my cousin's first baby (hi, Nik!!)
And now she's finished another, which is pictured here with Gertrude, her childhood doll, who resides happily in R13's collection.

Tonight, we had a delicious dinner party to celebrate your early-Birthday, with scallops-and-bacon kebabs on the barbie. We also had birthday speeches: they say it takes a village to raise a child, and we're thankful that you and Dad are so involved in all of our lives: it's good that our *village* spans 200 km.


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

What lovely quilts; what treasured gifts; what precious memories.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

WOW! That is the perfect way to quilt - you design and someone else sews - lol

8:03 PM  

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