Monday, October 04, 2010

Mum Made This

I think I could almost make this a whole series, we have many beautiful things around our home made by my mum.

I've mentioned before that my mum is a quilter and she made the most gorgeous cot quilt for our little one.  I'm certain it's from mum that I got my fabric obsession.  After many years of my raiding her stash when I was growing up, I think she's happy to have my stash to raid now when she visits.

This quilt is one of the latest pieces of hers that I have seen.  She brought it over on her last visit for us to pass onto the Leukaemia Foundation as a donation and to say thank you for the support they gave our little family.

Looking at the quilt, you'll notice that I'm not the only one in the family influenced by Japanese textiles... 


When I was taking the photos (quickly before dashing out the door to deliver it), the little one wanted to be part of the action...


I love how on this detail on the back, it almost looks like the boys are playing with the dragonflies.


For many years I've resisted the urge to quilt.  Recently though I was shopping for a new doona cover as ours is starting to look rather shabby.  I couldn't find anything in the stores that  I really wanted but started seeing in my mind all the gorgeous fabrics I have at home... I think I can see a "handmade by Melanie" quilt there in the future sometime...

9 comments:

momijitomitsukoshi said...

How gorgeous! Yes, I can definitely see a quilt handmade by Melanie. I can't wait to see it, actually. I'm sure it will be a work of art!

Tania said...

I've been tinkering around the edges of that quilty bizzo too. One day it'll come home to roost. Your Mum is one clever chook!

Thea said...

That's such a cute photo of babe in the corner. I can't believe how she's grown. I really want a quilt made from my fabrics too. Can't even find the time to cut the fabrics. When I do, someone else will be doing the sewing :) x

Hot Fudge said...

Be careful - once you start quilting it takes over your life, but I'm sure your mother has already told you that! I LOVE the quilt - you can see that a lot of love went into it.

Karin said...

Wow, gorgeous! Very very yummy that one.

I too want to quilt again - I'm thinking I will over Christmas. :-)

K and S said...

beautiful!

Red Hen (dette) said...

There must be a quilty thing in the air! I love your mum's quilt.I'm making one right now one that has cotton batting in it as an in between season quilt. I'm up to the quilting bit which I'm doing by hand. I've had to take a break - not because I'm bored with the stitching but because my fingers are sore!(I'm enjoying quilting and am pleased with the result so far but unless I grow some callouses on my finger tips I can't see it taking over my life!)
P.S Your little one is adorable!

Kim said...

Amazing quilt! Your family is very talented :)

Sandrine said...

So talent run in the family from woman to woman, the one your mum made for bub is just DIVINE! :)!Good on you for the quilt challenge,I have one that still have to finish, and noone wants to know when I started!!!LOL

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