As the daughter of a quilter, I find it ironic that I have to make my own bed quilts. But mum’s quilts are handmade works of art, whereas I want quilts to snuggle into and keep me warm.
My latest quilt was inspired by bedroom colours which didn’t quite work well together. It all started when I added an artwork featuring greys and warm neutrals to a room which was only warm neutrals. When the new grey bed head failed to bring it all together, I went hunting for patchwork fabrics which incorporated all the colours in my room.
I chose the chevron pattern because of the masculine feel. Hubby doesn’t get terribly excited about quilts (do any men?) but is OK with them if I go for something which isn’t ‘girly’.
The quilting was done by me on long arm machine at Hobbysew, Top Ryde. To date, I’ve quilted everything on my domestic machine but a queen sized quilt was far too big for me to contemplate doing at home. The staff at Hobbysew were excellent and provided a one day training course before I started. Quilting this quilt took the best part of a day – quite exhausting, but very rewarding.
Now I’m looking forward to the nights warming up a bit so that we can use the quilt. In the meantime, the feather doona will have to do.