I’ve just finished this sort of memory quilt.
The circles are made of hand dyed fabrics I bought in a charity sale. The lady who dyed them is no longer with us and I wanted to use them so her work was not wasted.
The quilt wadding is a late 1940s / early 1950s Utility wool blanket belonging to my parents, used by them on their bed and eventually turned into a protective layer for my dining table. It’s very thin now but still tougher to sew through than regular wadding.
This is the back of the quilt and the curtain I made it from is pictured in this blog’s header. I brought it from my previous house but it was too small to fit here. Some of the fabrics are my dressmaking leftovers, reminding me of times past.
Meanwhile, the solar dyeing is still cooking in the greenhouse. We’ve had some very sunny weather recently and the jars actually feel hot during the day. It’s hard to know when to take the fabrics out – solar dyeing in a climate like this is tricky…
Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week.