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Project

Iris's Lap Quilt

Project Description

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

What you will need

  • Scraps of cotton fabric left over from other projects
  • additional cotton fabric for sashing and backing
  • cotton thread

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Pam NZ asked:
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.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Pam! We call yo-yos "Suffolk Puffs" here but then, we ARE in Suffolk!!!
Tanya W. asked:
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!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Tanya - I hope so!
NanaJeanFL asked:
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.
patz in suffolk answered:
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)!
desna asked:
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.
patz in suffolk answered:
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.
tomib asked:
Where is the pattern for quillows?
patz in suffolk answered:
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.

Skill Level

Beginner