Tuesday, 22 July 2008

A quilt in a day (83)

I don't know why it is, but since my productive day last Wednesday, I just haven't felt like blogging. I've been doing various things - quilting my Strawberry Crush, visiting No 2 son in Brighton, visiting my sister-in-law, shopping, all the usual things - but just not blogging.

But I have made a very speedy quilt. My mother-in-law's health deteriorated rather rapidly over the last few days. Her lap quilt desperately needed washing but she was reluctant to give it up even for a few days, so I set to late on Saturday afternoon to make her another one. It had to be done quickly so I decided on a strippy quilt - I already had a jelly roll so it went together very quickly. I pieced the back from the last few strips and a few other 30s style fabrics I had and managed to finish the binding on Sunday evening. Then yesterday morning we heard that she was being taken into a local hospice, so we rushed over to visit and help out. I was so glad I'd pressed on and got it finished. The pictures are taken with my mobile phone so are not the best quality. She was pretty much asleep the whole time because of the medication, but I think she liked the new quilt a lot.

The weather's been lovely here over the past few days, sunny and warm but not hot, so we've been able to sit out and watch the tomatoes and courgettes grow. The strawberries are just about finished I think. Today I need to have a good tidy up, then finish quilting the Strawberry Crush and start on the borders. I'll be glad to get that one done.

12 comments:

Kay said...

Amanda, you are so wonderful to do this. Your quilt does not look like a speedy job at all, it looks like it's full of love and caring. Your mother-in-law is very lucky to have you but I suspect she already knows that. You quilt is beautiful, like you.

Helen in the UK said...

Your MIL's quilt is obviously bringing her a lot of comfort. Sorry to hear about her deterioration.
Hope she'll like the new one too. The back is interesting and makes it double-sided!! Like the way you've used the colours on the front to create tones of colourway :)

Katie said...

The quilt is just perfect! I'm sure she's loving it.

Amelia said...

Loved the quilt your made for your MIL. Love sewed in every stitch. I like how you laid out the colors...sort of in a rainbow fashion.

Enjoy yourself...

Amelia

Lynn said...

So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. I'm sure the quilt pleased her. Also a comfort for you to make and give to her. I'm finishing up my strawberry crush - and also can't wait until I'm done with it. What are courgettes ?

Candace said...

You've been one busy lady. The quilt is so pretty, I'm sure that she appreciated it. I hope that she is doing better. I'm glad you're enjoying good weather, ours is hot, but that's what we expect this time of year.

Linda said...

Amanda, I'm sorry to hear of your MIL's illness. I hope the little quilt cheered her up. It turned out very cute.

I enjoy your blog and read it every day to see what you are up to. Keep on blogging, I miss reading about you when you don't write. I am like you too though as I don't blog every day as life is so busy. Hugs from Texas, Linda

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Glad to hear from you again, and I only wish your news about your MIL was better....

The quilt looks darling! And nice job on the quilting! I am excited to see this "top-secret" Strawberry Crush quilt-----you have YET to post a pic of it!!!

Happy quilting....

Gina said...

What a great quilt, and done in a day. Well done you.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Brenda said...

I hope all goes well, so wonderful that you got it done. I am sure she loves it because it comes from love!

Lurline's Place said...

I agree with Brenda - what a wonderful gesture and that is all you can do at this time.
God bless - Lurline.

Tanya said...

Oh dear. I hope your mother in law's health improves. What a wonderful loving gift you have made her. It is bound in love and prayers as well as with fabric.