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Iris's Lap Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Classic, Traditional
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Scraps of cotton fabric left over from other projects, additional cotton fabric for sashing and backing, cotton thread, buttons, polyester wadding.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The fact that I made it, start to finish, in just a few days.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

I love hearing the stories behind quilts, they are all so special. Iris will have had much pleasure in the short time she had this quilt, especially knowing it was made for her by you. What a neat touch the yoyos are! Can't wait to finish my first quilt, it's a pinwheel one too.

07/27/2012 Flag

Thank you, Pam! We call yo-yos "Suffolk Puffs" here but then, we ARE in Suffolk!!!

07/27/2012 Flag

Very nice quilt and a lovely story behind it. I am sure you think of the fond memories of Iris whenever you look at it. She was blessed to have you in her life, I am sure this gesture meant a lot to her!

07/27/2012 Flag

Thank you, Tanya - I hope so!

07/27/2012 Flag

I was going to ask "when do you sleep?" but after reading the loving story behind this quilt its easy to see where your motivation came from. Lovely work.

07/27/2012 Flag

Thank you. I was actually working when I made this one, so it was made in the evenings! Now I've retired I'm glued to the sewing machine (or the computer)!

07/27/2012 Flag

Me too! I'm busier than I ever was while working. Retirement is great!!!

07/27/2012 Flag

Aw this is so lovely and the reason for making the quilt. I especially love the little yoyo's makes it just that little bit more special.

07/28/2012 Flag

Desna - you'll probably understand this. Iris used to organise the Poppy Day collection her village and I therefore made one of the yo-yos like a poppy for her. Her husband was also something of a hero in the war and was in the RAF and also had a lot to do with the Malta Star Association. Therefore some of the quilt, in a rather small and vague way, commemorated that.

07/29/2012 Flag

That makes it even more special... Iris must have loved this gift dearly. Thanks Pat for sharing :) x

07/30/2012 Flag

Where is the pattern for quillows?

10/18/2012 Flag

If you look at my other projects you'll see a rather unattractive green and yellow quilt entitled "How to Fold a Quillow". That gives some instructions and I know that someone has already made one from those instructions. I've also given the names of a couple of books that explain the process, but I think that information is with one or other of my other projects - either Jacqueline's, Christopher's or Miranda's Quillows. Please let me know if I can help with further clarification.

10/19/2012 Flag