Thursday, June 24, 2010

my sister's quilt gets finished

It's a blast of colour!
My sister bought the batik fish panel many years ago while she and her boyfriend were travelling through Indonesia. She thought she might make something with it, but after many years she gave it to me one day, thinking that I might like to have it instead.

I did! I got together all my batiks and ruled, sliced and sewed and made a quilt for her and her husband (who was her boyfriend on that trip) to use as a throw on their sofa.
It arrived safely and they all loved it!
She said that seeing her batik fish in the quilt bought back loads of lovely memories!


I'm pleased she liked it :)
Carole


17 comments:

Jennifer said...

That's a great way to use the fish panel - too often we buy these with no idea about what to do with them!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What a fantastic quilt and a modern day heirloom :)

Deb said...

What a lovely thing to do for your sister Carole. She will treasure it.
Hope all well with you hun.
hugs Deb

jacaranda said...

How lovely to do the quilt for your sister and to bring back memories for her. Cheers Jenni S.

Jenxo said...

youre a sweetheart, its absolutely beautiful Carole....xxxjenxo

Judy said...

Lovely that you 'dropped' by, Carole, such beautiful fabric art on your blog!

Bunty said...

So colourful Carole but what a lot of stitching! I'm sure your sister will have fond memories every time she looks at it.

Have a great day.

Barbara :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW!

I'm so glad you posted a pic, I had been trying to imagine what it would look like!

What a labour of love - it looks AMAZING, she must be over the moon!
She's so lucky to have such a talented sis.

Joy said...

Wow Carole, that was a really thoughtful thing to do :o). I bet your sister was chuffed to bits.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

CTStudios said...

You've taken one of their special memories and added to it by turning it onto this gift. What an incredible and thoughtful thing to do !

I love the colors. You really nailed this.

~*~Patty said...

That certainly is a VERY special gift on so many levels Carole!
Beautiful treasure for the ages!!!
oxo

Linda said...

This is beautiful! I mean reallly beautiful. Your sister is so lucky. I'm sorry I haven't been in class lately.....soon my life will be my own!

Dogwood said...

lovely bright colors. great design. that will be a very loved and precious possession for many years to come.

Dotti said...

This is a blast of color and a feast for the eyes. Nuff said...gotta get back to class...I think there are a few gin-soaked olives left!

Yvonne said...

That is gorgeous and your sister is lucky to have it, especially since it was made by her sister...you.

purplepaint said...

Carol this is fabulous! You're so multi-talented!!! Marva

Charlotte said...

I love the quilt, its so cool! I especially love the bubble looking fabric on the back with the swimming fish. Its sitting on the arm of our sofa right now.