Friday, 24 September 2010

It doesn't get Better than this!

OK - so how wild, colourful, crazy is this gigantic patchwork cover? And even crazier is that my Great Grandfather did it back in the 1960s. Clearly in touch with his (I won't say feminine side) "creative" side, Harry Jones, from Wales, was in his younger days a miner, but was prolific with his needlework to say the least. It's currently on my daughters bed and she loves it.
Recently I was given by my grandfather a bag with hundreds and hundreds of fabric hexagons, all made up with old 1950's material, waiting to be sewn together. Now this was indeed fate, as I had toyed with the idea of making a patchwork cushion or quilt for sometime, but had been put off by the idea of making all the patches. Problem solved. My dear great-grandfather (RIP) has done it for me - so now I get to finish something he started nearly 60 years ago. It doesn't get much better than that.
I will post some pics of the hexagons in next post - you'll love them!!!


  1. How fantastic to have such an heirloom & now you can create one "with" your great grandfather too!


  2. Wow, that is fab, way to go Grandpa...x

  3. Ah isn't that wonderful, that patchwork is so pretty, such vibrant colours. I can see why your daughter loves it on her bed.

    All things nice...

  4. That is gorgeous and so lovely your grandfather made it, it makes it all the more unusual and special x

  5. That's a wonderful quilt and even better with such a wonderful family history behind it! My grandpa used to make woolen rugs - I know there are some of his half-finished projects left at my parents' house, and you're making me wonder if I should go and look them out! Very '70s, but why not..?

  6. What a fantastic heirloom, it really looks fabulous on the bed.

  7. That is sooo fantastic.
    Twiggy x

  8. something to treasure forever! x and love the patches you have been given what an amazing gift x