Thursday, August 8, 2013

An Up-Cycled Linen and Doily Quilt for My Sister

This is a secret project I have been working on over the last couple of months for my sister Jane (nothing happens quickly round here) for a significant birthday.  

It is made from old embroidered pieces, a vintage irish linen sheet and tablecloths.  I also added a little of the light blue essex linen and a pink shot cotton I had in my stash.

It is quite big 180 cms by 180 cms.

The quilting was done by Sue Burnett on her long arm quilting machine and the binding is a Liberty tana lawn.

Some pieces were family pieces and others have been collected over the years at op shops.  This cat is one of my favourites.

The back also involved some piecing.

Jane now has her quilt and we are enjoying a lovely extended girls' weekend on the Sunshine Coast.  Bliss!


Leonie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Well done you and love all those individual pieces, and the bining, and the quilting is beautiful. What a wonderful gift :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Lindy, it's gorgeous! I love the idea of using family pieces - I think I would literally swoon if I opened a gift like this.

Adrianne said...

You know I think this quilt is fab Lyndy! I must find some of these cat embroideries for my eventual cat quilt.

Pixie said...

that's a real treasure and beautifully put together.

Philippa said...

Lovely quilt Lindy. Love the softness of it. Your sister must be thrilled. Hope you've had a great holiday.

Charley said...

This is great!