A Burst on the machine

Today was all about newsletters, updating websites, newsletters, meetings, brochures. Enough!  I needed to clear my head and the Bernina need to go for a run.  We found a jelly roll and some instructions for a Hexagon Quilt Along on Jaybird’s Blog.  I’m only 6 months behind, but thought this looked like something relatively easy and fun to do. 

In less than an hour, I had sewn 42 strips together, cut out the triangles and put togehter the first 3 hexies.

The fabric line is Botany by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda

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.