Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mum’s Quilts

My mother is a perfectionist when it comes to sewing/quilting.   My grandmother was too, but I don’t think the genetics ventured further than that! Mum doesn’t Blog. She can send an SMS, but that’s as far as technology goes; she doesn’t even own a computer.  I have her permission to put these beauties into cyberspace.  They may get an outing in a local show which is only every 2 years, but I can’t even convince her to enter anything intothe major Guild exhibition each year.   I think they should be seen by more than the inside of the spare bedroom!

Mum's pineapple 

   Mum's pineapple2

Mum is a very traditional quilter – and I mean patterns, colours, everything.

The pineapples were done with hand-dyed fabrics Mum did in a class a few years ago.  This is a major step away from anything she’s ever done. It’s only

a small, wall hanging size quilt (note to self to find the dimensions) and was a challenge in her guild which won a prize.    I love it!

 

Granny & GD in Flower Garden

Apparently I gave Mum a bundle of FQs a couple of years ago – can’t even remember what they are. The hexagons have been paper-pieced and the quilt

has been hand quilted.  It’s taken a couple of years, but a recent illness seemed to have spurred her on to finish it!

FlowerGarden2A close-up of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.

8 comments:

Marls said...

Both gorgeous. A very talented lady.

Jenny said...

What beautiful quilts, how lucky you are to have a Mum who quilts. I am the sole quilter in my family, so far. Not that I mind, it is certainly a wonderful hobby!! Will keep your info on the Singapore shops, we were there a year ago en route to UK and would love have a longer visit. Hope we win Lotto!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt, wow!
thanks for sharing it with us
Kathie

Marlini Ridlis Ismail said...

hi, greetings frm singapore! lovely quilts. i just started my small projects... quilting coasters for a start... hope it turns out well.

Hannele said...

This one is stunning, your mum must be a patient person =)

happystar said...

What a beautiful piece of quilt!
I'm a Singaporean who has learnt hand quilting in Japan after living there for 2 years.
Now, coming back home, I find it difficult to find the quilting supplies, like thread and batting.

Where do you find yours from?

=)

One Little Thread said...

Thanks, yes my mother has much more patience than me!

One Little Thread said...

Happystar....if you send me an email I can give you details of quilting supplies resources in Singapore