Mum’s Quilts

My mother is a perfectionist when it comes to sewing/quilting.   My grandmother was too, but I don’t think the genetics ventured further than that! Mum doesn’t Blog. She can send an SMS, but that’s as far as technology goes; she doesn’t even own a computer.  I have her permission to put these beauties into cyberspace.  They may get an outing in a local show which is only every 2 years, but I can’t even convince her to enter anything intothe major Guild exhibition each year.   I think they should be seen by more than the inside of the spare bedroom!

Mum's pineapple 

   Mum's pineapple2

Mum is a very traditional quilter – and I mean patterns, colours, everything.

The pineapples were done with hand-dyed fabrics Mum did in a class a few years ago.  This is a major step away from anything she’s ever done. It’s only

a small, wall hanging size quilt (note to self to find the dimensions) and was a challenge in her guild which won a prize.    I love it!

 

Granny & GD in Flower Garden

Apparently I gave Mum a bundle of FQs a couple of years ago – can’t even remember what they are. The hexagons have been paper-pieced and the quilt

has been hand quilted.  It’s taken a couple of years, but a recent illness seemed to have spurred her on to finish it!

FlowerGarden2A close-up of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.

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8 thoughts on “Mum’s Quilts

  1. What beautiful quilts, how lucky you are to have a Mum who quilts. I am the sole quilter in my family, so far. Not that I mind, it is certainly a wonderful hobby!! Will keep your info on the Singapore shops, we were there a year ago en route to UK and would love have a longer visit. Hope we win Lotto!

  2. What a beautiful piece of quilt!I'm a Singaporean who has learnt hand quilting in Japan after living there for 2 years.Now, coming back home, I find it difficult to find the quilting supplies, like thread and batting.Where do you find yours from?=)

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