Sunday, 13 January 2013

Yet another quilt for daughter!

I have a confession to make, the recent quilt I made for my daughter which is here (and the other one here) never got to her house as after it was finished.... I had an eureka moment!!

When she got married 15 years ago, at the reception I went around with a sheet and asked the guests to sign their names onto it, afterwards the names were all embroidered (approx 100) and a crochet edging was added, and thus a tablecloth was born.
It was bought out on anniversary occasions a couple of times and then popped back in a drawer and forgot about.
So the eureka moment was, why don't I make her a quilt with this as a backing. Daughter thought it was a great idea as the embroidered cloth would be used instead of laying in a drawer doing nothing.

So off I went again, with the same pattern (she still wanted a pale colour) with a pop of colour in the middle.

 The first time using the walking foot and extension table. I have to confess that when I was sewing it together first time it cobbled up something horrid so it all had to be undone. I think it was because I had nearly run out of spray glue and so used it sparingly, which didn't hold the 3 layers together properly. Anyhow got some more glue and made sure it was all stuck down and away I went again. (I didn't use a walking foot with the other quilts and it didn't cobble) This one is a bit bigger than the others.

I was really pleased how it turned out. Lots of happy memories and some of the children on there are now married with kids of their own!

Bit of fancy embroidery. I got it finished in time for their lst anniversary!

Daughter also wanted it to look more puffy with an eiderdown effect, so, instead of an all over quilting I just sewed around the square blocks and put a few love hearts in the banding. The binding was lots of different red fabric joined together, as I'd run out of anything else suitable.

This one DID go home with her! One very happy daughter, who, I'm sure will make full use of it. It will be nice to snuggle into as we are expecting a very cold spell soon. In the warmer weather it could be used as a throw for the bottom of the bed. As for the crochet that was around the edges. It was carefully unpicked and now in a drawer waiting for another suitable project to come along.

And all done in front of my cosy log fire. Hmmm need a cuppa now and perhaps a biccy or.....cake would be nice....decisions, decisions lol.

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  1. I wish I had you as a mom. You're so clever! I love the colors you used.

  2. What excellent ideas - the original sheet and now the quilt. You are truly one very clever lady :)

  3. Wow - I love the fact you brought in the original signed sheet/tablecloth and gave it a new lease of life. There must be so many memories in there, and the finished quilt looks gorgeous - something to treasure x

  4. What a lovely idea! And executed so brilliantly too, i can't believe how you seem to whip these things up so effectively and efficiently, i'm sure such a project would take me years!

    I can't wait to see what you will make next :) x

  5. What a beautiful quilt must have taken hours

  6. What a lovely quilt. I love the neutral colours, with the little bright colourful hearts. It is nice that only she will know about the romantic lining.

  7. That is such a beautiful quilt and a fantastic idea:-)

  8. I did that when our Head of Faculty retired and she loves it. My very old Aunt gave me a quilt with the names of the girls she looked after, as Matron at Bedales! I now treasure it - your quilt is a true heirloom.

  9. Your quilt is so beautiful,you daughter is very lucky to have such a talented mom. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @

  10. Gorgeous blanket! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

  11. A treasure forever, I love the colours, it's quite classic and will look good with any decor even as fashions change. Lovely.

    Jan x

  12. What a lovely idea and such a personal gift to keep forever.

  13. Such a beautiful quilt! And so nice to have that lovely cloth in use instead of hidden away.

  14. What a beautiful looks gorgeous!
    Have a good week!

  15. Looks nice and warm! Perfect for these cold winter months. I am coming over from a blog hop and am a new follower. I would love if you stopped by and did the same!

  16. What a wonderful idea and a very beautiful quilt.
    Ali x

  17. What a wonderful idea, and a beautiful quilt both front and back that you have made. A true family heirloom, that can be both loved and used!
    Wendy x

  18. Wow - what a cute idea and a really sweet gift. Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  19. Great idea and now it will bring back memories of the wedding every time it is used.

  20. Your daughter is sooo lucky that you spoil her with gorgeous quilts :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  21. Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out my post @

  22. Beutiful Work. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  23. gorgeous quilt! thank you for sharing it in our party. look forward to tomorrow to see what you'll bring us at the next linky party at