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The Sisterhood of the Travelling Quilt

I just got back from a trip half way round the world, I went to Australia to visit my dear friend and namesake.  I wanted to take her a quilt, something which showed off the best of Britain.  I made a red, white and blue quilt using the Moda Bakeshop pattern Bradley Street.  I used a lot of fabric from my stash and only bought a couple of fat quarters. I had some material with bunting, cottage garden flowers, maps, beach huts, teapots and tea cups and picnics on.

I thought long and hard about how the quilt should be quilted, I wanted to use a British design.  I did consider crowns or roses and then I found a design of bacon and eggs.  Ideal!

All wrapped up and ready to go, this quilt travelled 10,481 miles (with a stopover in Singapore).

Here is the quilt with it’s new owner.

Thank you for a brilliant trip and your warm hospitality Melanie!

Love Melanie Xx

4 Responses to “The Sisterhood of the Travelling Quilt”

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Lovely story!

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    Thanks Mum Xx

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Lovely story-lovely quilt!

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    Hello Barbara,
    So great to see you at the weekend. You’re looking great! Also Lynette came to the Seven Sisters Quilt Group meeting on Monday which was really special!

    Best
    Melanie

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