In the cottage in Ireland where my Mum was born my Cottage Garden Quilt has settled into its new home. The cushions in front were made by one of my aunts who now owns the cottage and the painting above was done by one of her sons.
Here is a quilt the same aunt hand stitched along with another who is now deceased. They worked on it together on and off for years using the paper piecing method.
Finally and by no means least, this is a quilt that my Granny made. I would guess in the 50s or 60s as before those decades she would have been too busy raising 13 children. It is getting a bit worn in places as it is made with some sort of polyester and has a blanket inside instead of batting. Love the use of solids though and the multi-coloured ties. She never had a sewing machine, yet it is machine pieced so she may have done it at the local womans group where she borrowed one.