Sunday, 19 August 2012

How it all began

I just thought you might like to see some of my older quilts, ones I made pre-Gammill days.  When the boys were younger, I only ever had time to make small quilts.  (I am always in awe of all you young mums out there making the most awesome quilts on a regular basis - I don't know how you do it!)  These were made and quilted with an allover meander on my Bernina sewing machine.

This is how most of those small quilts have ended up!  As a very comfy place to have a nap - better still when the lamp at the side is switched on, as then it is even cosier!

Then they started to get a little bigger....

Looking at this quilt, I notice that the borders are obviously too small for the quilt so it doesn't lie flat, but I don't care.  It has been washed many times and is so soft and snuggly and sits on the arm of my sofa for days when all you want to do is light the log burner, watch a film and snuggle down (We get a lot of those days here in England!!)

Then the boys got their first set of bunk beds and these two quilts were made using similar fabrics but different blocks.  You can tell that I like scrap quilts.  Again these have been washed and washed and are sooooo soft.

This is one I made just because I wanted to!  Another scrap quilt.

Like most quilters, we have run out of beds to put quilts on, so now they start appearing on the wall!  This one I made using some lovely plaid fabrics and decided that if I was going to be a 'proper' quilter, I was going to have to hand quilt at least one.  This is it!!

Just look at those HUGE stitches!  Oh well, at least I can say I have done it.  It's machine stitching all the way from here on in.

Hope you are not getting bored - there are plenty more where they came from!!  Stay tuned.

Happy Quilting



  1. They're all lovely but I'm really in awe of the one with all the triangles! I think that one just went on my list ones I need to make.

  2. I've not seen that one with triangles Chris. I really like that one!

  3. Oh wow, these are all so lovely. Love the effect of the one with the triangles

  4. they are gorgeous, just love that hand stitched day I'll make one too!

  5. So fun to see the quilts you've made through the years...that rooster one is great!

  6. Gorgeous quilts! Your hand quilting is lovely. I think I have the chicken pattern !

  7. What beautiful quilts..just my cup of tea :-) I especially like the chicken one. It's a pattern that has been on my to-do list for awhile.

  8. Cute kitty! And I love the boys quilts (especially the first one - may have to try that!!)