Inspirations to quilt

I was inspired by a fellow blogger Val : to share the first quilts that I ever owned, it has taken me a while to get around to it but these are definitely the inspirations behind my quilting obsession.

When I had my first son in 1991 my husbands maternal grandmother made him this quilt, it is cot sized with fun pictures and hexagon flowers appliqued onto a solid background the layers were not quilted together except where the applique is applied, it was well used and loved and I am keeping it safe for when he has children of his own:

This is another quilt that was made for my son Thomas' birth. This was made by my childhood  neighbor Diane who I used to babysit for as a teenager. She is an amazing quilter and this is an absolutely awe inspiring baby quilt:

And my maternal grandmother in her declining years spent her hours knitting each of her grandchildren (and she had 10 kids so that is a LOT of grandchildren) a colorful blanket, here is mine displayed on the rocking chair:

These are very large blankets about double/full bed size I think.

I also have a knitted white receiving blanket that my aunty Pixie made for Thomas on her knitting machine, it is obviously packed away safely with the baby clothes and toys in a box that is buried at the bottom of my sewing closet, I will dig it out one day and share it too.

All of these quilts are now over 20 years old and although I have moved many times during that period including emigrating to the USA these treasures have and will follow me where ever I go until I can trust my sons to cherish them as much as I have LOL.


  1. That baby quilt is beautiful and these treasures certainly make us more aware of the impact and longevity of our quilts we lovingly create. :)

    1. Love that you reshared this post at Tuesday Archives...that first quilt always reminds me of myself as a young mother....just making do with what we have. I love it's simplicity and that it is from you son's childhood!!!

  2. how good it is to have quilts from long ago to treasure and hand down to your son

  3. It's wonderful of you to save their baby quilts to give to them when they start having babies of their own.


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