My work of Art and ….Heart
Quilting is my companion, it relieves stress, brings beautiful and fond memories, and stirs the mind to create something different.
That is what I wanted to do – make a unique quilt for my grand-daughter ! So everyday, after finishing housework, I sat quietly on the apartment balcony, sipping some warm tea, singing and chanting hymns as I quilted. I wanted my grand-daughter to have something to cherish, to learn, to share with her friends as she grows, and then begin to value the patience and labour gone into quilting. Patience…..almost a lost word for the young generation, isnt’ it ?
I planned the baby quilt with Alphabets and corresponding motifs – A for apple, B for bear, C for Cat , D for Duck – I used left over fabric pieces and hand stitched.
Baby quilt with Alphabet and motifs
Then, my daughter suggested – ‘Mummy, Why don’t you add something like Eric Carle’s theme ?’ So we planned to add numbers 1-10 and shapes. These were all made with baby’s out-growns dresses. The white all-round border is wider than the blue one. Final trimming is done with left over fabric and dress materials. Quilting was set 1 inch apart, starting from the centre of the quilt, then moving outwards into the four quadrants.
And here is the final version – complete with Alphabet , numbers and shapes. I hope you like my innovative baby quilt.
- A Quilt. (tryonahomemadelife.com)