A Celtic quilt journey

Nearly two years ago L rang me to tell me that her mother Bea had passed away.  Bea had become one of my friends through charity quilting with the NSW guild, during our 2.5 year stint living in Sydney.  So when L asked if I would finish the quilt her mother had started for her I was more then happy to say yes.  I did have a moment of panic after she told me that it was a Celtic design, as I knew that involved lots of hand appliqué... it wasn't the hand work that was the problem, just the knowledge that Bea had high standards and was my work going to be up to scratch! As you can see, the quilt has finally been completed and I heard this week that it safely arrived at its new home in NSW.  I must say I was a bit scared to leave it at Australia Post, but I sent it registered post and made sure it was insured...just in case!
I had to piece the back with every last scrap of the green fabric that I was given and the fabrics supplied for the centres of the appliquéd blocks...and I only just made it! 
This quilt was a journey, during which I had to learn new skills, try different techniques, acquire patience and got a chance to say farewell to my friend. 
Happy quilting, Sue SA.

4 comments:

  1. Beautifully done Sue.... L will be so pleased - a great way to remember Bea...
    Hugz

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  2. Sue, you have done a stunning job. Be proud. Its a beautiful quilt and what a special way to say goodbye to your friend.

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  3. It turned out to be a work of art . I'm sure Bea would be so proud to see something she started so beautifully finished !

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  4. That looks wonderful. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with it.

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