Italy quilt

This quilt was made for  "A Thousand Colours for Abruzzo" – quilts for the children affected by the Italian earthquake. This was quite a challenge since I had not made a quilt for a young child before. The quilt is currently in Italy with the organiser, Roberta. In September it will be given to its new owner. I hope it will be liked.

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About MandyH

 I learnt my knitting from both my mother and my maternal grandmother. Grandma was a prolific knitter who produced the most wonderful cardigans, jumpers and dickies for all her grandchildren. My memories of her are all accompanied by happy smiles.

These days, I work full-time as a teacher at the village school just around the corner from where I live. This gives me those extra few minutes each day to keep on knitting. The children I teach are aged from seven to eight years old. In the UK we call this Year Three. Both my own daughters are in their mid twenties and living away from home.

My knitting these days is mostly for myself and also my elder daughter. My younger daughter also knits - at present producing some really interesting knitted figures to her own design. My dear husband told me some time ago that his own jumpers are kept for best. They get regular outings, so I know they are appreciated. He has several, so I think I shall leave knitting for him for a little while. However, my elder daughter has a long-time partner............ I have yet to be asked to knit for him.

Knitting is such a happy addiction. The friends I have met through this hobby are a joy to know.

An American friend gave me a sign some years ago, it read: "Strangers are only friends we have not yet met." How right that is!

4 thoughts on “Italy quilt

  1. I think you did a great job of capturing the bright happy colors for a children’s quilt and how very generous of you to make such a treasure for the lucky child.

  2. I love your use of playful colors.  This is not only a charming quilt, but one that goes out into the world and does good.  You can’t beat that.   (I’m also happy to see another tuxedo cat.  They are great characters!)

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