Feb 18, 2011

english paper piecing hexagon quilt - bound and finished


Well the day has finally come, after 2 and a half years, where I can officially say that my hexagon quilt is finished.  From this day forth the quilt will be known as the Granny quilt.


Both of my Grandmothers were big influences on my life, one taught me to knit and the other to sew.  I think they'd both be amazed at the work I'm putting out today and how much pleasure it brings me as well as my Mum and Aunt.


Mum & Aunty taught me to english paper piece while we were sitting beside my Granny's hospital bed.  Two days after her funeral we all went to a local quilting shop, my first ever visit, and bought a heap of fabric.  Most of the fabrics in the Granny quilt were from that visit.  


I chose the Lotus Spot as the binding fabric as it's one of my all time favourites.  It was on that first visit to the quilting shop that I saw that fabric as well.


 I can't wait now for the weather to get a bit colder so I can start snuggling up under the Granny quilt.  And although I know I'll freak the first time little Guy wipes his vegemite face on it, it is a quilt to be used and GG did love her little Guy very much so I'm sure she wouldn't mind a bit of vegemite on her quilt!

6 comments:

Frances said...

It's beautiful Bree and to know the story behind it makes it even more special!!!

Bree said...

Thanks Fran, I'm just so pleased and proud to have it finished.

Christine said...

Well done the quilt looks great, love the colours.
Got my little pin cushion yesterday and it is very cute and already in use, love it.
If ok with you I will show it on my blog and mention your Etsy.

cheers
Christine

savvy stitch said...

The quilt looks fabulous! You should take a picture of the whole thing laid out. So pretty!

Micki said...

The quilt is stunning...Good job!
Micki

baukje said...

a quilt with lovely memories..... You'll be very proud ...

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