Crafty Musings

Making traditions

The wee man is sleeping (hurrah – doesn’t happen very often!) so I thought I would do a quick post.  I have so many ideas and so many drafts with half-completed posts – a bit like my works in progress – so I really am going to make an effort to write and craft more. When I’m just a bit less tired…

I came across an auction in aid of Save the Children’s Refugee Appeal which I shared on my Facebook page Knitters in Glasgow, East Ren & Beyond.  It was run by another crafting page MuflahiCrafts. There were lots of hand-made items on sale, with all proceeds going to the appeal.  I particularly loved this Christmas Panel.   I don’t know how to quilt, but I thought it was lovely and would make a good excuse to learn – you know, in all my free time (oh those plans I had before I went on mat leave for the first time. I was going to learn a new language, spend hours crafting, get really fit, take my kids to loads of classes.  Such grand plans. These days I am impressed if I manage to get dressed and out the door by lunchtime).

Anyway, I digress.

My aunt knows how to quilt. She has made some truly lovely quilts for my children.  So I plan to take the panel to her and see if we can’t make something together with it. I just love the colours, and the pictures.  It reminds me a little of a Dickensian Christmas (after Scrooge has been visited by the ghosts, not before).  And maybe I am being a little fanciful, but I really hope once it is made into a quilt, that it will become a feature, and then hopefully a tradition, in my family.  That my children will remember and love the quilt that comes out in the run up to Christmas.  That covers their feet as we watch It’s A Wonderful Life. It’s a little twee I grant you, but I feel like I could do with a bit of twee in my life right now.

If anyone has any ideas for the quilt I would love to hear them!


4 thoughts on “Making traditions

  1. It is a super idea. I dont quilt either, and just love to see the work others do. I love the fabric, and I think with the right design, any quilt will be perfect.
    And of course, making your own traditions is always just so extra special.
    All the best with the little one, I only really found “free / crafting time” when mine left the nest. 🙂 But so worth it, I wont change it for the world. 🙂


  2. Oh I can definitely see why you couldn’t resist that panel – it’s wonderful! I think it would be lovely as a hanging tapestry decoration, but your quilt idea is lovely. It will be a lovely heirloom for your family.


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