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    This is Annie Whitsed's Crazy World a world where I stitch the joys and chaos of life into beautifull crazy quilts. email annie@loopylace.com
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Mum’s block – Details 367 and 368 July 30th, 2007

About a month after I left home to go to college in Canberra I got a phone call from my mum, someone had told her about mature age students, she hopped on the next bus for the 20 mile trip to Lismore and enrolled at the northern rivers college of Advanced Education where she studied for the next 3 years and was awarded a Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies…I have always been proud of her for going back to school when she still had 4 kids at home and I have included a copy of her Diploma to celebrate that achievement…I was going to put it in a frame on the wall but to do that it needed to be smaller and became completly unreadable so I put it across the bottom corner of her block.

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the back of the curtin that I had made for mum’s block…Well I have got to tell you that sometimes I can be to smart for my own good…It is all very well having a real miniature curtin complete with gathering tape but the fact is that the top was very bulky and really not enough gathers to fall nicely…you guessed it I made another one, this time I cut it with a selvedge edge at the top so that I only had to fold it over once further reduceing the bulk so that I could get lets of nice fine gathers…for the curtin tie backI used a loop of silk ribbon with a french knot to attach it to the wall.

And I put the little green frog on the window sill where he can look up at her.

Mum block

4 Responses to “Mum’s block – Details 367 and 368”

  1. Tina Says:

    I have been following along with your making of this qulit… I can’t hold back any longer… It is beautiful! You are to be commended on this wonderful tribiute to your mother and family… I can’t wait to see the completed quilt…

  2. Gail Says:

    Annie, you are so creative with this quilt, I love the curtain….your Mom is a lucky woman.

  3. Susan Says:

    I love the new curtain! That tie-back is perfect. What a wonderful story about your mother. I love knowing that.

  4. Marty52 Says:

    What a great story about your Mum, Annie. I love the curtain as a seam treatment… you always come up with such cool stuff! :0)

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