Monday 6 February 2012

My Mum's patchwork quilt

When I was little my parents had a lovely hexagon patchwork quilt on their bed that my Mum had made. It was lovely, but many years of use meant that it had become a bit battered, until it finally fell apart. I wanted to keep it, but it really wasn't worth it as it was in rags, and so a few years ago my Mum made me a gorgeous patchwork quilt of my own. Over the years I have been storing it safely until I had somewhere to put it out and display it, taking it out from time to time to admire it.

The patchwork quilt my Mum made for me

Now we finally have a proper guest bedroom, which also doubles as a peaceful room away from the rest of the house. We have a proper bed up there, and at last a place where I can spread out the quilt as it should be.

Cathedral Window Patchwork Quilt

It makes me really happy to know that it is there, and I keep finding myself going upstairs to visit it. When I occasionally sleep up there to have a break from the children I love being snuggled underneath it.

I've always loved patchwork, and I would love to think that I could make something like this myself, but I'm not sure that I have the skill, patience or fabric stash. At BritMums a couple of years ago I was inspired to try patchwork again, and I did manage to make a little patchwork phone case.

The patchwork quilt my Mum made for me

This blog post inspired a fellow blogger to share some of lovely homemade things that she has been given, you can read it here - What Memories are Made Of


  1. I am really pleased to see it, I had forgotten what it looked like. You could always progress to cushions xx

  2. You will have to pop up and visit it next time you are round! I had thought about cushions, I will see how I get on with the bag (I'm sure that you'll be roped in to help me!).


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