I have just had the pleasure of quilting another quilt for my lovely customer Pat. I am not exactly sure about Pat's age - I have quilted several quilts for her over the last few years and ever since the first quilt she has been in her "early eighties". Pat takes great delight in the making of her quilts - for Pat it is certainly as much about the journey of making the quilt as it is about the end result. Pat is the only customer for whom I pick up and drop off quilts at her home. Each time I do so, we have a wonderful chat and, as she said on my last visit, she doesn't know what her life would be like without quilting. I certainly enjoy my meetings with Pat - she has a lot of life experience to offer and is wonderful company.
This time Pat has made the Pies & Tarts Quilt designed by Sue Dailey from Patchwork with Busyfingers. Pat only sews by hand - the entire quilt has been hand pieced and she will even put the binding on by hand.
In keeping with the circular theme of the quilt we decided to quilt a spiral on each large pie. Each spiral extends almost to the centre of the smaller tarts and overlap eachother - the quilting has put me in mind of a spirograph drawing.
Pat is a member of the Bluegum Quilters. Bluegum Quilters are having a Quilt Exhibition on Saturday 6th November, 2010 at St James Church, Corner Pender and Newcastle Streets, Thornbury from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Entry is only $2. Pat's Pies & Tarts Quilt will be on display there amongst a selection of many other beautiful quilts.
Thanks again Pat - I will look forward to your next quilt - I am sure it will be another beauty.