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Irregular quilt

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Quilt address: Cardiff, UK

Irregular quilt

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02/03/2008 - This was my first ever clumsy hand-sewn foray into the world of fabric and textiles. I saw a very unusual African quilt which was the initial inspiration for making a quilt that wasn't at all rigidly geometric (I find it very hard to follow any pattern!). It began with a chunk of denim from the hem of some orange jeans and a piece of packing ribbon and it just grew from there. Before I knew it I had fabric coming from all angles; friends and family were giving me scraps they had lying around. What is so interesting is that every piece has a story behind it. Six months later the random rectangles of wool, silk and cotton that I haphazardly pieced together had grown into a double quilt. It is bright and extremely bold, but a bit too dizzying at times - if you put anything small down on it, it is impossible to find - like keys! It was the beginning of a passion for patchwork that just can't stop. I now have a 1965 Singer sewing machine, way too much fabric and an undying obsession for patchwork!.

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