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!!! TTFN xxxx