About the quilting

All Lorne Hill Farm quilts are made in the traditional way by me, Joanne Rabbitts.BlogFOLLOW MY BLOG!!

The quilts are machine pieced on a 52 year old Singer straight-line sewing machine which was handed down to me from my mother. After the lining and backing has been tacked together, they are hand quilted - usually in front of an open fire in the evenings!

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The piecing of the quilts is usually completed quite quickly, but the quilting can take weeks depending on the size and how much sewing is involved.

The fabric used is all 100% cotton purchased from fabric shops in England or online from quilting shops in America.

Ideas for the designs come from books and magazines and incorporate many of the traditional blocks including log cabin, flying geese, shoo-fly and many star blocks. I have attended a number of courses - some of which were held at Lorne Hill Farm.

These quilts are made to be used, whether on a bed, thrown over the back of a chair, hung over a radiator or hung on a door for decoration. They make a room inviting and cosy and give a home a wonderful country feel. Machine washable (although reds can be dangerous and should only be washed in cold water!), they are as practical as they are beautiful.

I would love to hear from you. Please contact me if you have any comments or just to let me know you've visited!.