My Favourite QuiltSaturday, April 18, 2009
It’s the only quilt I’ve ever been given and it’s my favourite quilt.
This quilt was lovingly put together for me by the Stitching Sisters. We met every fortnight to sit, sew and gossip. Sometimes we’d have block swaps, sometimes birthday blocks, but always fun.
When I was expecting Little e, they started on her quilt. The only hand I had in it was choosing the pattern and colour. The pattern is based on a quilt in Gwen Marston’s Liberated Quiltmaking. More recently, this block has been used in the bushfire stars quilts. I was sent from the room every time it was discussed and blocks were passed around. While I knew the details, it was wonderful to keep the final result a surprise. I had chosen red and white, but I love the way little shocks of other colours have snuck in and look totally at home.
The quilt was given to me the night before little e was born and is the backdrop of many of our favourite photos of her early days.
I’ve finished many quilts. I’ve made this pattern in blues and fiery oranges. But still, my favourite quilt is on that my friends made for me.