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My Early Efforts for My Children

Sandra

My Early Efforts for My Children
« on: September 15, 2021, 08:11:16 AM »
I'm having a little rummage and I've rediscovered these two quilts I made when my kids were in primary school. Thought you might like to see them.  :)







Daughter was into pink at the time and she had some say in what fabrics to use.
Sons room had the green colour on the walls so I added the blue.

Barely used. Not because they didn't like them. They just got put away and forgotten about.

Sandra.
xxx

Ploshkin

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 08:52:28 AM »
Those are lovely Sandra, what size are they?  Would they appreciate them now?
Life's too short for ironing.

Sandra

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2021, 14:46:43 PM »
Those are lovely Sandra, what size are they?  Would they appreciate them now?

Thank you.  :)
They're not very big, certainly no good for their beds now. They're ok for large-size lap quilts to snuggle under.

Sandra.
xxx

b15erk

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 15:05:01 PM »
They are lovely @Sandra !  I would have to keep them - you never know, there may be a use for them in the future!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Sandra

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 15:21:56 PM »
@b15erk  :) Yes.  :S
I'm definitely keeping them but there's no rush for me to become a grandma. I can wait a bit longer.

Sandra.
xxx

Cazlyn

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 20:32:25 PM »
They are lovely.
Crafting is my happy place 🙃

charley

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 22:00:13 PM »
Beautiful @Sandra

Iminei

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2021, 06:08:52 AM »
Just proves you were always so talented  :hug:
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Sheilago

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2021, 18:21:32 PM »
@Sandra this was one of my earliest efforts, made for my children’s cot back in the days when you were allowed quilts in cots! It is so poorly quilted - just around each block, but it’s been washed countless times in its 31 years and is still in one piece. Now just a dolly’s ‘cosy cover’ for my grandchildren to play with. Yours may well find a good use in the future!   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

charley

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2021, 20:27:18 PM »
Beautiful @Sheilago, love those colour choices.

Sandra

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2021, 21:07:03 PM »
That's lovely @Sheilago  :) You've done log cabin. I didn't know anything about blocks, I just stitched little squares together and made pleasing patterns.  0_0

31 years...I don't know if mine will stand the test of time.

Sandra.
xxx

William

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2021, 12:24:26 PM »
Wow! - what beautiful quilts!  :thumbsup:

31 Years? They look brand new - How do you wash them?
...it was a Hobbit hole, and that meant comfort.

Sandra

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2021, 13:00:28 PM »
@William  Mine are more like 15 years old and have barely seen the light of day, hence the reason they might look brand new.

Sheilago clearly knows what she's doing  0_0 as her quilt is still in good, probably frequently-washed condition, and is holding together perfectly well after 31 years.  :)

Mine would be perfectly okay on a regular wash in the washing machine and dried on the line.

Sandra.
xxx

Sheilago

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2021, 13:08:14 PM »
@William  I just washed it with a normal load of washing.  Back in the 1990s that would have been at 40 degrees C and a fast spin speed. It’s been fine. Actually I think exposure to bright light does more damage to quilts. 
« Last Edit: September 19, 2021, 18:15:40 PM by Iminei »

Sara-S

Re: My Early Efforts for My Children
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2021, 15:28:44 PM »
I love all of those quilts! Yes, even the log-cabin quilt, which while not perfect, is charming. I love your use of color.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.