This is a proud mum post!! I’ve made my daughter Helen a couple of quilts over the years, but she’s never shown any interest in trying quilting herself, she didn’t start dress-making until after she left home but she makes all sorts now and even has a couple of etsy shops selling her makes.
Anyway, over the summer she came to visit (she lives 200 mies away in Surrey) and said she wanted to make a quilt for a friends baby shower, but not a cot-size quilt, more of a single bed size…oh and it’s in about two weeks time!
She was only up for a weekend, so we managed to choose a fairly simple pattern and buy some fabric. I scribbled some basic instructions instructions like cut 5″ squares, 10.5″ squares and 1.5″ strips and lent her some basic equipment and a book which included instructions on binding a quilt…and off she went.
We had a couple of telephone calls to discuss quilting or backing and I had to quickly post down my walking foot etc, but just in time she finished the quilt. She’s just sent me photos and it looks fabulous.
She even managed a pieced backing and a scrappy binding, mainly to save buying more fabric! Her friend loves it and she’s very touched that Helen made it for her.
Helen is even saying she is thinking of making herself a new quilt…I’ll get her hooked yet 🙂 If anyone is into instagram, she shares her makes at @sew.me.pretty