Friday, 30 November 2012

The supermarket bag of scraps quilt

I thought you might like to see my daughter's first attempt at quiltmaking. Kirsty was brought up surrounded by scraps of  fabric and sewing yarns but never showed much interest in picking up a needle...more interesting things in life to pursue at a young age, but now, out of the blue in her thirties  a  creative urge has erupted. Brilliant! The remit was to make a quilt solely from a supermarket bag full of scraps (in case she didn't enjoy quiltmaking!) and the photographs I reckon reinforce the notion that one person's scraps are another persons treasure. Stunning for a first attempt.Da iawn Kirsty!

You could say the quilt was pieced in a day (Construction actually took place during her daughter's afternoon  nap time over a perion of 5 days ). I think she found the informal construction and relaxed ' precision' of the patchwork appealing. Cut and sew and go with the flow sort of approach.She is making this for a friend for Christmas. Lucky friend!


  1. That's lovely Kate! Talented family I would say!

    1. Its always lovely to receive comments Elizabeth. Thanks for that. Kirsty had a sewing machine for Christmas so she can't wait to start stitching! However with a toddler around her ankles and a job to go to it's not as easy as it sounds!
      I wonder how your patchwork/quilting is coming along! Shout if you need help.