Sporting summer inspires material masterpiece

Andrea Morris has knitted a large Olympic themed quilt. (H501E235)
Andrea Morris has knitted a large Olympic themed quilt. (H501E235)

A stitch in time saves nine were the thoughts of one dedicated woman who spent more than five months creating a material masterpiece.

Andrea Morris, of Pine Street, South Elmsall, turned her love of cross-stitch quite literally into a sport.

She capturing the excitement of the recent Olympic games by stitching them onto a quilt.

The colourful pictures include the iconic Olympic torch, and sports including boxers, gymnasts, badminton players, hurdles, and wrestling.

Mrs Morris, who has always had a passion for sewing, said: “I loved watching the games so thought I would create something to remember it by.”

The dedicated stitcher spent more than two hours a day on the quilt but also enlisted the help of the friends at the woman’s group she attends in South Elmsall.

The 13 women meet weekly at St Luke’s Church to create many different craft items.

Each woman decides on a topic for the group to take part in and when it was Mrs Morris’ turn, she decided to create a quilt.

So they helped stitch the beautiful borders for each of the pictures and all left their initials in the corner so Mrs Morris could remember who did which piece.

She said she really enjoyed creating the artwork and will keep it on her bed.

And she added that she was looking forward to the Paralympic games.