Home is where the heart is


For my sister’s 60th birthday I decided to make a lap quilt.


I always have scraps and this quilt made use of many of those scraps. My sister’s husband is Japanese/Australian and so I included Japanese fabrics too. The patchwork hearts were machined together and then all the hearts were hand sewn onto the quilt backing. The completed quilt top was then machine quilted.

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On the back of the quilt is where the label is. The back is plain, apart from one heart and the heart label. The heart on the back of the quilt was made of fabric from an old sheet belonging to our mum and dad. The sheet was used as a drape cloth when I used to cut our dad’s hair.

The thread used for the hand stitching was from our mum’s sewing chest, a chest that was made by our dad.

Sewing stoolIt is a stool and the lid opens to reveal the sewing box.

sewing box

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    It was a super present for Meg!

    Also so glad you have dad’s lovely sewing box stool as you are certainly the one who will keep using it to the full!

  2. bookgrrl says:

    It is a beautiful gift, made with such thought, and items of sentiment. She is a very lucky sister!

  3. What a glorious birthday present and a most creative family. Your quilt is magnificent and your dad’s sewing chest is beautiful. You continue to astound me with your abilities.

  4. Genie says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I love it and I’m sure your sister does too.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you. I think she liked it.

  5. Meg Thompson says:

    The quilt is just a delight. What a wonderful surprise. It was just enough to be with all the family for my birthday,so thank you for such a wonderful gift. It is on display on the day and night sofa as it’s too nice to be away in the bedroom.I love it so much. Thank you for you beautiful work. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”
    Love Megx.

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