Monday, September 14, 2009


When I was growing up I didn't know about quilting but my maternal grandmother always did patchwork- hand sewed hexagons with paper piecing from scraps of material - it was all she ever used - I learnt how to hand stitch this way and still have the pin cushion I made in 1969. Granny once made a double bed quilt and the other day I got my mum to bring it out of storage for me to show the girls at the Sew and Sews. It was like a journey through all my primary school dresses - all hand stitched and each piece a memory. Somehow buying new material to quilt is not the same as this lovely piece made with remnants.

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