08/10/2007

the quilt that refused to go away

I have to admit that I have not connected with my sewing machine as much as I would like to for the last few months. But I too have gone back to my patchwork. This scrap quilt (started back in February) and also my first attempt at patchwork/quilting , therefore having sentimental value for me, is put together but not yet quilted . I may just simply tie the quilt down so that I can move on to the next unfinished project. I used one piece of soft cotton flannel for the middle section and it is very warm.

The back really has nothing to do with the front except that the pink fabric came from Fátima´s mother in Real, Mangualde, the same place from where the wool scraps came from and so there is a connection. The portuguese chita called "campestre" is one of my favorite fabrics. I am just going to enjoy it now.

12 comentários:

Sofia Quintela disse...

Estou desejosa de fazer uma manta de retalhos também. Tenho uma em construção na minha cabeça, só me faltam ultimar uns pormenores para começar a pôr mãos à obra!!

disse...

Well, i want to start my first quilt, and i am sure i won't be able to give it away!
Yours looks lovely:)

saloia disse...

oh no, it is just an expression because I have has it unfinished (and really it is not finished yet) since February. It is an ongoing project!..this one we love alot

saloia disse...

sofia

good luck!

começa com um para o teu Rodrigo e força :)))

oxhill disse...

uau! adoro. também tenho que começar uma aventura destas qualquer dia :D

O L G A disse...

Oh Mary!! How wonderful to make a patchwork!!!! (I can feel it in my whole body the joy of making one) I don´t consider myself a sewing person but I did a big one once, of fabrics that each one had a story behind it and SURPRIZED my mother with it. That was one of the most fun things I´ve ever done puting that together. Don´t EVER stop doing your beautiful dolls, rodhilas, patchworks...!!!

It looks soooo beautiful.

saloia disse...

obrigado Gisela and Olga!

Olga...would love to see a picture, yes??

abraços a todos

obrigada :)

O L G A disse...

We´re going to my parents in the end of this month... I´ll try to capture it then.

Elsa Castelo disse...

O quilt está a ficar lindo, lindo, lindo :)

Uschi disse...

Oh so nice, to visit your site and be able to understand something. Thank you!!!
Doing patch-work is something, I feel attracted to,too...but I only have one unfinished project in a bag deep inside my fabric-basket :(

saloia disse...

obrigada Elsa :)

and thank you and welcome Uschi

maybe you could restart again :)

Yara disse...

Bem bonita! xxx