10 September 2007

Mum's Chemo Quilt



Mum is back on chemo, so while sitting with her, I finished hand stitching the binding of her lap quilt and I am pleased to say it is finished! I decided to practise quilting techniques on this quilt as the panel is a very "forgiving" print and I felt it would allow me to experiment and practise without showing my errors too obviously. Fortunately I was right! It doesn't show up in the pics, but I have quilted it to death with my trusty little Brother Ace III and a free motion foot. I've quilted around all the ladies, some stippled, others scribble quilting, some with flowers, etc. I also quilted the frames around them differently. I stippled the border. It was fun to do but very tiring on my back.
Mum loved it and the staff at the oncology unit all admired it. A couple of the patients were laughing and picking out which lady represented them. I think it has turned out to be a pretty good conversation piece.




5 comments:

  1. Lindi, your mother's quilt looks like such fun! Guaranteed to bring a smile to someone who's feeling below par. No wonder the hospital staff and patients loved it. Well done with the quilting - I'm still struggling to master domestic machine quilting.What was the panel you used called?

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  2. The panel is by Lorelei Designs (Lorelei Harris) and is called "On the Mend". It features bald ladies, ladies with headscarves and ladies with hats.

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  3. Just love the panel and wonder where I can purchase one.
    Your quilt looks amazing, congratulations.

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  4. I purchased this panel (and a half) from the States via ebay, but I know some shops carry Lorelei Designs panels. Sorry I can't help further.

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  5. Lindi
    I love your 'cheeki' pattern, very cute... I have a few of Wendi Dillons redwork patterns hanging around this house (it would have to be the same Wendi Dillon I would think).. good luck with the japanese fabric, you know, my stash of orientals is BREEDING I am convinced of it!

    Lissa

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