"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Quilts, quilts and more quilts.

I received an email from Yaso tonight in response to mine yesterday, showing her the first batch of quilts to arrive here.
Hi Gina,
could the quilt makers embroider their name, town & country on the side?? It would be so good for the recipients to know who they are and to have that on their quilts as well.
What I will attempt to do is also get the recipient's name - and also photo - and we can start to have a file of all these - for an exhibition/story down the track.
 I suggested to Yaso that I could make up labels on my computer, using a template so they are all the same, except for the individual's details.  This would be quick and easy for me to do, printing the labels onto fabric, and stitching them on to each quilt.  That way, they would all be easily identified as being made by this group of quilters from my blog, for whatever exhibition or story Yaso is thinking of doing.

I have been working on Ken's retirement (motorcycles pattern) quilt and the layers are all tacked together now, ready to be quilted and bound.  My friend Connie is coming over next Tuesday to help me set up the machine with its walking foot, and show me how to use it.  I was going to post progress photos here, but decided to wait until it was finished.  Then I'll get stuck into making some baby quilts!  It's been busy around here with other stuff holding me back from doing more sewing (have a look at my other blog for the Wilson household report, lol).  As well as all that going on, I've been doing more art than stitching over the past few months, but I hope to balance that out over the coming months.  Don't know how, but I'll try!  Ken says I have far too many hobbies and he can't see how I keep up with them all.  The answer to that is that I don't!


Melody said...

An exhibition would be brilliant.

Jane Galley said...

A little bit of what you fancy does you good. You'll never get bored, that's for sure!