Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Quilt Much Travelled....

This quilt started life as a kit purchased in Newcastle in about 2005 when I accompanied DH on a business trip there. It spent its formative days in Brisbane and to help it to grow to a more useful size, I added some of my own scraps. And grow it did ...large enough to top our queen size bed.
Then it needed a border or two. After finding the perfect match in Brisbane, the top then travelled to Sunbury where the borders were applied.

It languished for a while after being finished and then was professionally quilted in Brisbane and then sat without binding for a very long time due mainly to an ongoing issue with my back and not being able to manage the weight of it under the machine.
Somehow, it came back to Sunbury and finally in January this year, it went on a road trip to Canberra to "visit" my kind friend Helen who made and attached the binding. Reunited with us once more in Canberra , it then had a little holiday through Western NSW, a few days in Sydney before finally checking it as hand luggage at the QANTAS Club counter to come home to Sunbury.
While it's certainly not a complex quilt, it is a favourite of mine for the fabrics and their memories. Mixed in with those pieces are the blocks of times and places it has been.
It's also popular with someone else!