February 2009 – sorting scraps from the Great Stash, having got the original idea from my dear friend Lesley [see here and here] At this point, Cornerstones wasn’t quite ours – but I had already set my heart on a place with twin beds in the second bedroom!
February 2010 – everything had been brought over to Norfolk in April 2009 [including ‘spare’ sewing machine] and I had been piecing together the squares whenever I could. Then I added batting and backing and binding.
August 2010 – finally on holiday this week, I’ve completed the two quilts for the back bedroom - finishing the hand-stitching, and embroidering my name and the date on the corner of each one.
And with the few scraps left over, I have even pieced together a bag for the Scrabble tiles!
It has been a lovely project to work on when we have come over to Cornerstones, and I am thrilled with the finished results. It is all thrifted fabric, full of memories and I shall treasure these quilts.
The fabrics include – the dress I made when I got engaged, shirts from Bob, Dad and my FIL, a dress from my MIL, tablecloths and sheets of my Mum’s, school dresses and party dresses belonging to Liz and Steph, cotton trousers [mine and my SIL’s] curtains from our first home, bedlinen from the early years of marriage, duvet covers from the girls’ teenage years, a couple of my old blouses…and lots more pieces besides.