Quilt LocationQuilt address: Islington, Greater London, UK
01/06/1978 - I started this as a teenager and I had just left home in Ealing, West London. Periodically I would have a concerted effort and spurt of energy and then stop. I eventually finished it in 2002. It has fabric that originates from my Grandmas off cuts, and is rich in colour and texture. I use it as a double bedspread as I believe these objects should not be hidden and stored away. The second quilt was made in a matter of weeks around 2006. It has 100 squares which happened unintentionally. I've used thin wadding for warmth and red straight hand stitching in stars and circles. It was made as a throw blanket that was in keeping with the beach hut chalets near Hastings in East Sussex, I spend quite a bit of time there and sometimes the breeze is chilly but love spending time at the beach. However it was decided that tar would ruin it and it is used as a sofa throw. I've made another 100 sq quilt in 2009 as a birthday present..
Contributor: Sarah Stephenson