patches quilt, who can??
It is daffodils, roses and farm animals.
I have gathered material with pictures of my life in NZ.
My husband loved daffodils and there are heaps of them on the driveway.
I said that one day it will be a big quilt with daffodils.
He did buy daffos when cheap and he has put down hundreds and hundreds of dollars of for sale daffo bulbs on the driveway.
Sadly my husband got cancer,,and his favorite flower all years has been daffos!
While I nursed him at home all the way,,,
he told me what to do when he was gone.
Sell house,go home to be with your family,write the book ready, do the quilt, find a new man and get married again!
(he did say something about losing weight,,must have been imagination, ha ha ha)
I am trying, I am trying!
Book is ready, I have lost 12 kilo,,,I did squeeze last available dollars out of my mastercard last x-mas and did go and see my old dad since I cant sell the house and he is a bit old,,I have met someone that says he is waiting for me to sell house and come home,,but contract after contract falls over due to people not selling their house and no finances approved,,,I think it is 8 contracts now.
I cant sew, never been able to, dont have a sewing machine.
Is there someone out there that can do a basic quilt with the fabric I have?
"just and only" do the bits and pieces and I can find somewhere to get it quilted?
I have fabric with: daffos, roses,sheep, chooks, cows,,,,size to either put it on a queen size bed or maybe hang on the wall.
Want nothing fancy,,it is to be a plain farm quilt with my nz life on it.
Someone that can do this?
and how much?
something like in link below,,
Thanks for the offer,,but I never go anywhere,,my car,,,I am happy if it takes me to and from work,,doing my prayers just to get there,,
Can I start this and someone tells me what to do?
Can I do some basic start up and someone that I can wrap it up and send to?
Like cut the pieces and needle them together in long runs and then make a nzpost or courier delivery with it?
I am absoloutely not after anything fancy.
What sizes do I cut out the patches in?
I have an idea of all in same size except for one that is a fabric with running horses and a mountain and that patch has to be a long skinny patch not to ruin the mountain,,
it would be like maybe15cm x 60cm (80 cm).
I have taken a piece of paper and started to do a design just to see what it would look like roughly.
It would be a queen or king size and with one color fabric around the edgings.
I heard at local quilt shop that if I get all the patches done then they can send it somewhere and get the quiling done.
But I am totally useless with doing any kind of sewing and I would ruin just to sew that patches together. The quilt shop has classes but they are full and no new are taken in, it is a que to be in.
I am missing three types of fabric at the moment,,would like to find a fabric with an angel, just one or two patches. One patch with red hearts. One patch with a house.
(found a black and white fabric with old nz houses but it is in black and white and I dont know what it would look like)
I have found fabric with white dogs, but just small patches.
Thought about if patch in the midle with green behind it,,then cut out one house of the black and white house fabric and take the white dogs and make a patch on patch just for the center piece and the rest of the quilt should be plain one size patches.
Fabric I have so far is:
horses running under mountain
heaps of sheep and cows,
It would be a not much color coordinated but more what I could see around me in NZ in my every day life. Bits and pieces of my life in NZ.
I would like to have it ready before I leave, but saying that house has been on the market for 1.5 years now and I have had 8-10 contracts that all have fallen! fallen because buyer has not been able to borrow money or their own house has not sold so it is catch 22,,I cant go anywhere. None of my kids talks with me anymore. They think I am lying about not being able to sell the house. Husband kiwi family that did not step up when he fell sick has not even checked me up since he died, 1,5 year! I have tried to sell stuff on TM to cover debts hubbie left behind but with no success,,I see that his daughter follows the auctions! I sent her a nice e-mail a couple of weeks ago but she ignores me. ( she is one person my hubbie had a det torwads and she claimed it instantly when he died even though it was not to be paid until house sold, she knows I had to pay her with my mastercard and she does not even check if I am ok after the year where I stood up and did everything for her dad! sorry me babbling,,
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
A person only gains light
by bringing light into another's life
Dont worry the house will sell at some time, and maybe the time is just not right for your future to sell it just now. Things have a habit of working out in the end. We nearly brought a dairy farm up north years ago, and 1 week before takeover the finance fell through, we we were really upset, but later on ended up with a lovely farm out at Raglan, and we had a better life for that happening.
FRom the beginning I thought I would find someone thru the local quilt shop,,I have advertised and asked the owner,,but she says no one has time,,and she knows of no one to ask.
My thought is to cut out all the patches,,
put them on a bed and puzzle around with them,,
on a piece of paper try to plan,
then pin them together in long strips,,
and then find someone that can sew all those in to long ones and then attach the long ones side by side,,
Then the quilt shop says they have places where they send it away to get the quilting done,,
I have done a excel spreadsheet and written in each square so I show what it is that I am thinking of,,
Then I have taken photos of the fabric and sent both to Mich e-mail.
When I placed out the faric and look at it it is going to be a "here is your 9 years in NZ quilt".
It is not going to be a color coordinated everything in different pink or different blue.
This is to be my memory quilt of NZ,,my life,,what I have done and what I have seen.
I am so thankful for all help you can give me since I am totally useless when it comes to sewing and dont even have a sewing machine,,but I dont know why but one day I just felt that I had a quilt wanting to come.
Just let me know what to do now,, wrap it up and send it to any of you?
OOOh just sen what I have done!
RaeM;337609 wrote: Would you trust us to make the most beautiful quilt for you, as if you look at my last email, I sent to you today, we need to have a good look at the material, regarding sizes, etc. and then decide exactly how we will do it, but it will be simular to your wonderful plan as we can get!! Just not so big as you had planned!!
I did a spreadsheet to show what I would like it to look like,,
Kind of how the "map" in my head has told me,,
house in the middle,,surrounded by roses and fruits and then chooks and sheep and cows,, and framed by all daffos,,,and at the bottom some shells,,
at the top a long patch with the running horses,,
patches with green wildlife, flightless birds and natives at the bottom,,
and around it a frame of pohutukawas,,
didnt think that when I sit and map it like that and if you think size of patches it becomes out of scale,,
me that works with maps did not even think like that
I think of it as of how in an artisitic way
you se I am totally uselles in doing a quilt,,laughs,,that is why I need help,,
Thankfull,,just looking for one final patch,,2-3 angels,,then I have all material when it comes to patches and can wrap it up and send off,,
swaggie;337637 wrote: No slur intended on anyone here, but please make sure you send your fabric/quilt to a non smoking household. i remember my neighbour paid big dollars in aussie to have a quilt finished for her and it stunk when it came back.
It does not worry me,,
I am not a smoker more than a couple of times per year if a nice dinner.
Also found out that when you get something you want to take smoke out of,,hang it in the bathroom and have a couple of containers with vinegar,,
vinegar draws out smoke.
Once bought a car that had a previous owner that smoked cigar,,had vinegar sitting in the car,,
Am looking forward to working with Rae on this project. Still have one really, really REALLY outstanding craft thing to do (Lesley, if you're reading this, you know what I'm talking about...) and then I'll be free to get started on this. Haven't had time for anything lately as I've been working 11-12 hour days at the office while my colleague is overseas, so this will be a nice way to ease myself back to my machine.
Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.