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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

My Second Quilt!

I have just finished my second quilt ever! A rosy lap quilt! It's only taken me a year due to manky hands interuptus!

I am waiting for my last hand op and going through a bit of a good patch so I got my sewing out! It felt so good to be doing something!!! Although I have to take it steady and stop as soon as I get fizzling (pins and needles) slowly but surely I managed to finish her...my Winter Rose quilt.

Fiver loves sitting on it and often jumped up while I was sewing!

It's so lovely and snuggley.It's quite a heavy weight quilt as its made from upholstery or curtain fabric samples, but its thick and warm and will be robust enough to be taken to picnics and beaches in the summer and used as a rug!

I have always dreamed of making quilts and now I have finished two!!!

One I sewed completely by hand....but this one , I did the patchwork by hand and the quilting by machine........
Although I bound it by hand............it's been a long hard slog due to my bad hands......
But well worth it and I LOVE IT!!!!!


  1. Claire it looks beautiful, well done!! x x

  2. That is soooooooooo very beauitful i adore the rose and flowers so very pretty. Well done you, you must be so proud of yourself. I hope your hands get better for you. Dee x

  3. Wowie hunny!
    How fab is that! A beautiful quilt my lovely....so many roses.
    A true heirloom to treasure with all those gorgeous picnic memories...

    Karen x x x

  4. It looks lovely, you should be really proud! x

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Well done! I'm still working on my first...for 2 years now, and I don't even have all the squares cut out yet! LOL!
    ¸.*´¸.**´¨) ¸.**´¨)
    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

  6. That looks stunning, the fabrics all look so warm and cosy together. Well done x

  7. It's gorgeous! That really was a labour of love.
    Hope you get lots of pleasure out of using it.

  8. Well done you! Looks completely beautiful! xxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. What a beauty well done it can't have been easy with painful hands.
    cate x

  10. Hello!
    What a cozy, rosy lap quilt! A real work of art that portrays your warm personality and every stitch made with love. I applaud your determination to finish your beautiful quilt despite your painful hands. Your lovely handwork will be a family treasure, I'm sure. Take good care,

  11. What a lovely quilt, you are very talaented. Just come across your blog and will look forward to reading more posts.

  12. gosh, it is really is very lovely, the colours are perfect

  13. Love the quilt - a labour of love. How do you sew such neat words? Do you pencil them first then ever so carefully sew over? I just can't seem to make mine look anything other than a spider's doodles. If you know what I mean! LLX

  14. thank you for all the lovely comments ladies....i do love it x i just sew very carefully ll !! no pencil marks or anything! have two more patchworks left to quilt but have to find suitable backing material

  15. LOVE this! Inspirational, as I'm learning to quilt too. I love your choice of fabrics!

  16. Love the rosey quilt! I don't know what is wrong with your hands but as someone that has bad rheumatoid arthritis in mine, I sympathize. I can only do so much on some days.


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