"A labour of love"
How I did it: I called this quilt Windows of Your Life depicting the last 10 years of Yve and Bren's journey....
Even though I have had this goal on my 43 list since the day I joined, I only worked on this particular quilt for the past 12 months.
Over several trips to Japan this quilt began to form in my mind. We collected many fabrics, embellishments and components through these trips and other overseas trips.
I sourced a lot of ideas from different Craft shows, stores and our travels... Photographs from these trips and Yve and Bren's many travels helped enormously.
The quilt encompasses Yve and Bren's travelling adventures all the way through South Africa, Europe and the U.K.
I learned a lot making this quilt ~ from new techniques, using different components to trying to establish a pleasing design.
The best gift out of all this was presenting this quilt from ME on Christmas morning and seeing the wonderful smiles on their faces.
Lessons & tips: A love of sewing and a lot of patience and dedication is needed to make a quilt of this proportion
- The guidance and loving support of my family
- Help from so many other quilters
- Trips to many different locations, finding just the right combination of fabrics and embellishments
- A good sewing machine
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