Happy Days – the queen size bed quilt is completed and delivered

Sir Sprocket the red Burmese boy has given the quilt his stamp of approval. He also noted that heSirSprocket on Quilt would like a quilt like this, and didn’t accept “no chance” as an answer.  He likes to carry his blankets (and everyone’s sweaters) around with him ….mmmm I wonder whether he has been reading Peanut’s cartoons and seen how Linus carries his blanket around. What he doesn’t realise is that this quilt is far to heavy for him to pick up, let alone carry around. I suppose I could make him a smaller version with the left over fabric…..

On a more serious technical note, I tried a new quilting technique – “quilt as you go”  – 12 blocks in a row and 12 rows in a panel and 6 main panels with 4 border panels. This has been the most difficult quilt I have ever put together.  The good news is that it came together quite well in the end – and I learnt a lot, which is always a good thing 🙂

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We also hand-dyed a whole cloth piece to use as the backing for the quilt. IMHO, the calmer, muted backing complements the bright happy quilt top.

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Progress…. and Cot Quilts

We are inching slowly forward towards our goal of a sustainable business. To remind ourselves, our passion and goal is to help provide employment for some of the local mothers and grandmothers. Sustainable development can only succeed if we all commit to the goal of social upliftment and by “loving our neighbour as ourselves”.

Back to the fabric….  the market, on the whole, seems to appreciate our fabric and it’s uniqueness.  This is due to the quality and texture of the base fabric we use.

The samples we have sent out are finally reaching their destinations. We are waiting in anticipation to hear what people think.  While we wait,  Mad Scientist 1 and 2 are hard at work, taking advantage of the warm sunny Autumn days.

Just to whet your appetite, here are some photos of the cot quilts we made to showcase our fabric.

YellowQuilt
Yellow and Grey Quilt 
YellowQuiltBack
Yellow and Grey Quit backing – wonderful multi-coloured fabric
BlueQuilt
Blue and Grey Quilt
GreenQuilt
Green and Grey Quilt
Back of Green and Grey Quilt
Back of Green and Grey Quilt

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