A new quilt from an ‘old’ one! I started to make a patchwork quilt in 1978, after my first trip to Canada where I was inspired by all the wonderful old quilts that I saw. Every so often I would stitch various pieces that I thought would all eventually fit into my quilt. About four years ago I decided that it was time to do something with all the pieces and I ended up with two quilts – one big enough for a double bed and the other was more like a lap quilt. All the fabric used was spare fabric leftover from making clothes and other items during the intervening years, so there are many memories in these quilts.
Since moving house the colours of the large quilt no longer went with the new curtains I made for our bedroom. I had some curtain fabric leftover and decided to use the lap quilt as the centre piece of a new quilt that would fit the colour scheme. I bought the lovely fabrics for the surrounding panels and incorporated the curtain fabric into the four corners. I am quite chuffed with the overall effect and the result and it goes really well with the curtains. I even free motion quilted the outer panels with the flower shapes from the curtain fabric. Now just have to decide what I can do with the other quilt!!