|On the verandah. Showing off. Grinning like a big dill.|
This quilt is actually quite flat,
but looks wobbly because of the way I am holding it.
The front is handprinted fabric from Arnhem land. The back is hand dyed fabric from an artist in Canberra that our son knew. I used a decorative stitch from my lovely new machine to highlight the dark back. The thread used is variegated green which blends very nicely on the front and looks fantastic on the back.
I screen printed the label.
Making a quilt is a huge undertaking that involves both my husband and I for weeks. Choosing the fabrics, threads, wadding. Preparations. Sewing. Doing all the forgotten or neglected household tasks while my mind is occupied by the quilt. Then comes the actual giving.
One of my greatest family treasures is the blanket my sister made for our first baby. More than thirty years later it is still loved. Mended. Used for more than one child. Lots of use. Hopefully, the quilts we make an give are similarly used and remembered.