Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Mosaic Of Quilts.

1. My first ever quilt! 2. Sophie's quilt. 3. Nicholas's quilt. 4. Shauna's bubs quilt. 5. Henry's raggedy edge quilt. 6. Grace's raggedy edge quilt. 7. Delzy's wedding quilt. 8. Ruby's quilt. 9. Billy's quilt. 10. Pix's bubs quilt. 11. Milly's chook quilt. 12. Baby Z's quilt. 13. Lalya's quilt. 14. Hugo's quilt. 15. Michelle's babys quilt. 16. Lucy's quilt. 17. Baby J's quilt. 18. Pinwheel quilt for Elliott. 19. Caitlin's quilt. 20. Baby Ashton's quilt. 21. EB Quilters Doll Quilt swap for Lily. 22. Cate's Dolls Quilt. 23. Captain Kingma's Lap Sized Quilt. 24. Mrs K's Quilt. 25. Raggedy Edges Quilt. 26. Baby Thomas's quilt. 27. Flickr Dolls Quilt Swap. 28. 4 Seasons Dolls Quilt swap. Spring!, 29. Chereise's quilt. 30. Quilt for Ad.

Wow, here they all are. Every quilt I have made minus two of the dolls quilt swaps I was in recently where I made an extra one for me. To include them would have put the Mosaic Maker out of whack, so I capped it at 30 quilts.

This is my first ever quilt sewn! I had to dig out a CD from 2005! 4 inch squares from memory, after I finished it totally, I washed it and the deep pink fabric bleed into the white spotty fabric, I was horrified! I couldn't get the stains out so I ended up throwing it in the Good Sammy's bin!

Most of these quilts have been given away to celebrate the birth of a friends new baby. Sophie's quilt I never saw her Mum use it once, Nicholas's quilt, even though he is now nearly 3, he uses it every day still! Lucy's and Cherise's quilt have Mum's from my fantastic EB Sewing Group. Pix's bubs quilt, Layla's quilt, Baby J's, Baby Z's, Baby Thomas's and Baby Ashton's quilt are all for baby's born in my November 2004 online EB Mum's Group. Milly's Chook quilt is hanging up on the wall in her room and Grace's raggedy edge quilt is folded up on the couch in the lounge room.

My favourite out of these would be Elliott's Pinwheel quilt, I really like the white in that one. And Delzy's wedding quilt. That is the only quilt I have made professionally quilted and it just looked fantastic! I got a small thank you card in the mail a few months after the wedding which simply said, thank you for the quilt. hmmmmmm......

Posting all these quilts here has made me realize something though, there are not enough quilts made by me in our house! Both the girls should have one on their beds! I should have one on my bed!!! Time to turn the quilting love back into our house I think. My 2008 resolution was too finish this quilt. I have 48 blocks ready to go! I have 7 months to finish it!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Indeed Nicholas snuggled under his beloved Helen quilt today as he drifted off to sleep in the car on the way home from Grandma's.

That is a magnificent mosaic. You are very gifted - and through your blog you make quilting interesting and entertaining to one who can barely thread a needle!

Good on you Helen.
Love MVxx

Emma said...

Wow! This really shows how your quilting is progressing; especially the different colours tomwards the end! Definitely time to work on some quilts for your house.

Cass said...

Helen great to see all your quilts there in one pic. Lucy's quilt is very much loved in this house.

AJ said...

I love Miily's chooks the bestest!! Denfinately need more for your house!!

Sheridan said...

I didn't realise this when I started to quilt and make quilts for other people: you have to be really picky about who you bless with one of your quilts. I have had more than one new mother shove her baby's quilt in a corner as soon as the gift was opened. And certainly never a thank you.
I am VERY picky now!

I do want to comment on how beautiful all your quilts are, both individually and in your gorgeous mosaic. I really love all your bright colours. There are some very very lucky babies out there!

fiona said...

wow !i dindnt expect you to do it! what a lovely collection!cant wait to see what you add to it!

Leah said...

Helen, when you make me one I promise to cherish it and use it everyday! ;)
You've done some glorious work. How's your squid eyes going?

MeganZ said...

This is so cool! You do beautiful work -- and I'm surprised and interested by how color-coordinated they all are. I think if you laid all of mine out some of them would clash horribly with others because I jump all over the place in terms of color families. :)

upstateLisa said...

Lots of great colors!!!!!!!

Brandy said...

WOW! I went to Flickr and looked at your FANTASTIC quilts! They are amazing! I really love the colors! WOW!!!