Saturday, 30 July 2011

I finished my first quilt...

and here it is......modeled by youngest who not only survived her 3 months away but had the time of her life and is very sad to be back.(especially when she is stacking those shelves at waitrose). I really really enjoyed making this and am chomping at the bit to start another one.

 as to other stuff.....I have spent these past two days clearing out my mothers home with my sister. Not a nice thing to have to do but obviously it is down to us. The personal stuff is tough and most we cannot tackle and have boxed up for another day.
This is the gorgeous David Austin rose Herb and I bought for the garden  for my mum. It has the most wonderful old fashioned scent and a delicate but dense petal.....its the Mortimer Sackler climbing rose.
It was so hard to choose at the garden centre as these DA roses are all fabulous. Not cheap but well worth it. I will treat myself to another .
 and of course we are all home again together.
There are no clean towels, no mugs or glasses in the kitchen, there are fake tan hand prints on doors and walls, makeup covers the bathroom and the dirty washing bin overflows. BUT I LOVE HAVING THEM HOME....


  1. That is a beautiful quilt! Can't believe it is your first! And beautifully modelled by youngest! The clearing out after bereavement is never easy but it is part of the process and each step you take is moving forwards. Gorgeous rose xxx

  2. Your quilt is beautiful, I can't believe that is your first ever quilt, it's fabulous. Love the way you have used the fabric. I think it's one of the best ways I've seen that fabric line used.
    I love the colour of the rose you have chosen.

  3. Wow! Your quilt is wonderful!
    What do teenagers do with all the cups and glasses .... my two are exactly the same!!!

  4. Beautiful quilt, wonderfully modelled! I planted a pretty pink David Austen rose when I moved to my cottage 12 years ago and it's still going strong xx

  5. What a lovely quilt, and very professional looking for a first one!
    I'ts a crappy job clearing out your mum's stuff. But like you say, it has to be done

  6. Love your quilt.Is your photo at the top Anglesey Abbey winter garden?

  7. gorgeous and i love the back too!

  8. Your quilt is amazing, just as your other work is!! Completely love it! Well done you.
    I know how hard the sorting of a parents house can be, it took us nearly a year to do dad's and there is stuff I still can't look at even now. It all just takes time.
    Lisa x

  9. Beautiful quilt - love those AMH prints. Mine have gone on dresses for DD but I may well have to find some more now!

  10. Beautiful Quilt. That's something I'll have to learn to do someday....when life's not so hectic.

  11. Hi! Your quilt is so beautiful! I love the pattern and colours! Also your flower scarf is going to fantastic!
    Wishes from Crete!