When we closed the shop, there as quite some thought as to the next stage of our lives. I knew what mine was going to be – I had a five year old about to go to school, and a toddler at home with me. That part of it was easy.
But I think my mother (hi mum, she reads this now) found it a little more challenging, and so she invested her time (and money) into a long arm machine quilting machine.
Slowly but surely she is building up a clientele, and this is one of her custom jobs.
I’ve included a few closeups, because the quilting is lovely (as are the blocks).
This pattern is from a local(ish) company called Kids Quilts. They have lots of lovely things.
Mum’s done little daisies in the quilt block above, can you see them?
Cross-hatched basketweave quilting. Apparently v.v. complicated.
How cute is the little doll in the corner?
And some closeups of the back.
It’s hard to take a photo of the back, because white doesn’t show up well. But I think I did okay here.
I’d rather pull my teeth than do custom machine quilting for people, but I think she’s very, very clever. And it means I don’t have to do my quilting any time soon. Yay. One of the perks.