My heirloom quilt

I have always wanted to stitch a patchwork quilt by hand. Piecing each hexagon together by hand is very satisfying and when it is finished I will have something to treasure. I was inspired to begin my own quilt a long time ago when my Mum showed me her quilt. You can see photos of her quilt in progress here. I picked out some fabrics that I love, arranged them many times and finally decided on a layout. And here is the patchwork so far, which will eventually be a quilt big enough to cover a double bed. I will keep you updated!

The quilt hanging on my noticeboard, surrounded by photos of my parents and my sister and brother-in-law.

The next two fabrics to be added in – both V&A limited edition cottons…yum!

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20 Responses to My heirloom quilt

  1. This looks fabulous. I recently did a post on my first patchwork. I found doing it surprisingly therapeutic! Good luck with it, excited to see the end results

  2. Love the fabrics, I’m determined to make my own quilt one day so am looking forward to seeing how you get on!

  3. Nikki says:

    Your patchwork quilt looks lovely George, I was lucky enough to see it last weekend. Happy quilting! Xx

  4. Oh wow I would love to make a quilt someday… Looks fab so far & the 2 new fabrics are beautiful 🙂 x

  5. smiffysmrs says:

    This looks lovely,I cant wait to learn how to do it for myself at the Tea Party next Sunday

  6. That is looking lovely! I started a hexie cushion about a year ago….still working on it! I keep going off and doing other projects but its nice to have something to come back to and work on by hand. Looking forward to watching your progress 🙂

  7. modflowers says:

    I made an heirloom quilt in the same hexies pattern as a teenager! One of the things I love about it is that it includes all sorts of scraps from my mum’s sewing at the time, e.g. our childhood frocks, plus some fussy cut pictures from1970s printed child’s hankies that were mine & my sister’s as kids.

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  9. modflowers says:

    Your post – and the fact that I came across it by chance the other day – inspired me to blog about my own heirloom quilt. So you can see pictures of it here (though its in a bit of a sorry state): http://modflowers.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/heirloom-repair/

    • That is such a lovely quilt! And thank you for the link to my post. I love that everyone could make one, but they would all be so different and special 🙂

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  11. Oh wow, your quilt is beautiful! I just went on a patchwork workshop and I’m determined to stitch one. We did squares and pinwheels (God, I was horrendous at pinwheels…) but I might give hexagons a go, I love the effect you’ve created. And hand-sewing sounds a lot more therapeutic than using a machine – I find mine runs away with me and I get in a right faff!

    • O thank you for your lovely comment. Good luck with it, handstitching takes ages but is definitely worth the effort. I would love to see in progress photos…!

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