Sunday, August 22, 2010
The Fower Trellis
Here is another one of my earlier quilt - possibly made in 1999 - 2000, can't remember now.
I think this was the first quilt I did after about 6 - 7 years of not picking up the needle. During these years all I did was buy the fabrics, wash & iron and put away. The last quilt I did was in the early '90s, it was a Christmas quilt for my daughter. My daughter then embarked on her horse riding phase and my time was spent ferrying horse and little lady to the various riding related events. I did however, learnt a lot about horses and dressage. I love these horses, which is why the horses appear in my quilts now. Daughter finished riding during her year 12 as she had to do her yr 12 exams to qualify for entrance to the university. The horse went slightly lame and we sent him off to the country for retirement and I went back to my quilting!
I love red & green quilts and those turkey red fabrics just came in so I drafted this quilt. It is 97" x 94" but have shrunk after machine quilting. Kay Fernihough of Quilts on Q has done all my machine quilting. We work well together.
I would have loved to do this quilt in Kaffe's - all different flowers and leaves and multi fabric diamonds - AND smaller! Cheers, Kim McLean