The next lot of photos are finally organised enough to be posted and this lot belong to our three children here in Oz and their offspring. We'll start with DD my first who had her first quilt as a teenager, then go through our two boys, and all the grandchildren who have at least one quilt, if not two. I've missed one as I've no photo.😒
We'll start with DD's two.
Master L's first.
This was made from something I'd seen somewhere & is Master L's cuddle quilt, that has been well used over the years.
Now to Missy Moo's quilts.
Eldest son's children come next & the one whose quilt is missing Jay, No 3 out of 4.
Miss A. (our 1st ever grandchild) has had 3.
B1 is next.
Youngest of this lot Young R has the one below made from an old magazine. It was a busy time between moves and tried to make it for either boy or girl. Not one of my best by any means.
Youngest son's two children are the last in this section.
B2 is the eldest of them.
Little E is our youngest and these belong to her.
OK, that is an update that has been going to happen for so long. The photos aren't the best as some of them are copies from old style photos from my album. More updates and pages will hopefully happen in the coming months.
This installment page covers the quilts still here in Australia with my own tiny family, which consists of my late Mum & Dad & my brother who I talk about occasionally and who still lives in Sydney.
I'll work on another installment for our kids and grandkids soon.
|Made for my Mum to go in her livingroom when they moved to a unit as they were getting older. My brother still has it.|
Sad to think he didn't ever use it. All of the above quilts were made from patterns in books or magazines.
This part will deal with the quilts living in the UK with my hubby's extended family. I've put this one together starting with his Mum & following through with his brother and sisters in age order. Not everyone has had something, There have been births, weddings, sad times or just gifts over the years, so here we go.
Next it will be brother-in-law's family. They have 2 sons & 1 daughter, so we will go with that order of things.
|M's baby quilt. My own design.|
|Her bed size quilt. My own design.|
|O's baby quilt, from my own design.|
|Made from a book.|
|D & R's quilt.\, from my own design.|
|Their wedding quilt.|
A Judy Martin design.
|A's baby quilt (great nephew) from a pattern pack.|
|F's baby quilt (great niece) from my own design.|
|I called this one Family Links.|
|Autumn in the Dales, which I did design for a jelly roll, although I've seen many similar since.|
|Adapted from a magazine.|
|Designed on graph paper.|
|Made from the Flip Flop ruler book.|
|A,s baby quilt designed by me.|
Now onto his youngest sister whose family has also had quite a few & most have also appeared on my blog, due to the fact my two nieces have married & had babies more recently.
|A & L's wedding quilt, designed on my Quilt Wizard.|
|Baby quilt for their little boy. Idea from a paper pattern I had.|
|K & G's wedding quilt, made from a Pam & Nicky Lintott book.|
|Baby quilt for their little boy. My design.|
Now to my stepdaughter and family.
|M & P's wedding quilt, which I made quickly using ideas I'd seen quite a few times, but much easier with a few floral fabric blocks instead of all alternate nine patches.|
|D's baby quilt who is eldest grandson on that side of family. Made from one of my older books.|
|S's baby quilt who is the second grandson. This design came from a magazine.|
|J's quilt. Also made form one of Pam & Nicky Lintott's books.|
This is to be a journey of my quilting since 1977, when I made my first ever quilt.
My great aunt thought I could use my dressmaking scraps to make one & gave me a few ideas by just cutting 6" squares, sewing them together & using wadding & something for the back. It was a steep learning curve, but this is where I've now ended up as an avid quilter.
They will be put on as I get them into some sort of order and my early ones are scanned photos, which have faded & I've done the best I can. I didn't take a lot of photos back then, so quite a few are both long gone & forgotten. Just a short caption with each one.
These ones are the ones I've given away as gifts, donated to a cause/charity or made on commission.
Here we go.
|My first ever quilt.|
|Made for a bank colleague for her 1st baby.|
|Another one as above.|
|Made from a magazine & donated to Sydney Childrens' Hospital.|
|Designed by me and donated to same as above.|
MADE ON COMMISSION.
|My own design for a baby quilt, as is the one below too.|
|Made from a book on easy baby quilts.|
|Made for a vision impaired lady for her guest chalet, from a book by Nancy Johnson-Srebo.|
BABY QUILTS GIVEN AS GIFTS TO FRIENDS.
|The above 2 were made whilst working in the bank in Nowra during the late 90's.|
Top, from a magazine pattern.
Above, applique from a QNM, with alternate traditional blocks.
|These 2 were made whilst living in this area before we moved away.|
Top, made from magazine pattern.
Above, just a twist & turn I've seen many times.
|Fairy Floss (designed by me). This quilt was sent to friend's of my nephew for the birth of their first child, a little girl.|
|Eternal Spring from a magazine & gifted to my friend Kate's Mum in 2019.|
|An older 4 patch strippy I made to use the floral stripe.|
|Wall hanging made for my friend B. many yeas ago.|
|This was made as a test pattern for Quilt Sue, then I gave it to my friend B.|
Photo below is of it quilted & snapped in the glasshouse at the Ballarat Botanic Gardens in 2014.
A wedding gift for my niece's friend above & below, one for their first baby.
Both of these were made from books.
|The quilt above was made from a magazine as a mystery series & given to my friend G's sister.|
The one below, a wedding gift for G. (my own design.)
|Made for hubby's best mate's first grandchild, in Essex,.|
From a baby quilt book.
Another two test pattern quilts for Quilt Sue.
Above - brought to UK in 2014 & donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Below - brought with me in 2016 as a gift for friend J's birthday.
|To a friend's mother as a gift for her carer.|
Made from a book.
|At a car boot sale.|
From a magazine.
|To a vision impaired elderly lady, who kept saying she wanted to buy one from me.|
Made in a class in Nowra in the mid 90's.
|Mystery quilt made from an Australian magazine. 2011.|
|Mystery quilt from Traditional Quiltworks. 2012|
|Pattern from a Quiltmaker magazine. 2013|
|My own design using a matching charm pack & jelly roll with a cream background fabric. 2013|
|Made from a magazine with variations. 2014|
|Another mystery quilt from Traditional Quiltworks. 2015|
I sort of like Mystery Quilts (giggle).
A FEW OTHER CHARITY QUILTS.
|Crystal Geese. My own design & donated in 2019.|
|An old sampler made in a class environment back in the 90's & quilted in 2018. Donated in 2018.|
Donated to the Hostel in one of our local Retirement villages.
|From a book & donated. ?|
|Made in 1993,( just before we left Tasmania) at our local quilt shop in Hobart, & finally quilted & donated to 2009 bushfires victims here in Victoria.|
|My first ever mystery quilt & the instructions were wrong. It was donated to a charity that sent items to Sri Lanka.|
|This I started in a class with Kaye England to use her Nifty Notions rulers. I then finished it at home & donated it to our car club for the 2016 Xmas raffle.|
The 3 quilts above were made by a local group, when I helped run a Mile a Minute session for the Salvation Army's winter project. They came together with many scraps brought in by the ladies. I put these 3 together & quilted them, which is why I have photos.
LAST ONE FOR THIS PAGE.
|Made for one of our youngest son's girlfriends way back.|
From a magazine, probably around early 2000's.
If you stop by, thank you very much. I've tried to be fair in saying where I found these patterns etc, but some are from so long ago, it would take me an age to locate the precise book or magazine clipping if I saved it. I've had many clear outs over the years, and a lot of it is now non-existent.