Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Autumn activities

I went shopping for my autumn and winter supplies last week: lots to keep me busy quilting and knitting. Only a fellow quilter will appreciate the need to buy lots of new fabrics despite the chest on the landing being full to overflowing.

As my first grandchild will be born in March, I chose these lovely spring colours for a cot quilt. I always have my copy of Dorothy Stapleton's Confessions of a Quilter to hand; its subtitle, "How to make features of disasters" tells all.


  1. Are your quilts handstitched or machine made?

  2. I took up quilting during my year of chemotherapy, it was a great way to pass the time in hospital and waiting rooms. Everything had to be portable of course, so I only did handstitching. I am trying machine work for the first time with this cot quilt but I'm only doing the seams and maybe some in-the-ditch quilting, the rest of the quilting will be done by hand because that's the part I really enjoy.

  3. Over the years I've made quite a few machine made quilts and dozens of crocheted afghans, but after we retired and moved into a much smaller house where there isn't a room to devote to the flotsam and jetsam of needle work, it seemed too much of a hassle, so I turned to making baby quilts for the crib or carriage. One of my favorites has a literary motif, is easy to make and has been very well received by babies and parents alike. I'll post some pictures on my blog.


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