Hello lovely people! Hoping you all had an egg-cellent weekend... (cringe!). I enjoyed all 4 of my days of work to the max: saw family and friends, had a lovely relaxing spa day with Mama, and finished 2 quilts!!
I've loved reading everyones easter posts, I'll catch up on commenting today hopefully!
So, yes, I have a finished quilt to show you today. This one is rather special. Or rather, I has a special purpose. I'm sure, if you haven't had your head in the sand these last couple of weeks, you might have heard of Siblings Together, and our plan. We would like to donate 50+ quilts to the children at their summer camps. You can read Lynne's full posts here, and Katy said some pretty lovely words on the subject, here.
I decided to pledge my hopscotch top, which just needed quilting, and have since decided to make at least another for the cause.
Of all the quilts I have made, which has got to be quite a few now... this is one of my favourites! I was worried that too much quilting would ruin the pattern, so I lightly quilted it, in a grid, with these whimsical wiggly lines (a preset stitch on my sewing machine).
I'm so glad I did that, and not the baptist fan I originally planned, because the quilt is so soft and snuggly. It will be just perfect for the young man or lady who receives it to cuddle up in.
It's backed in a black gingham, which is woven not printed, and bound in this fun egg spot print, which I think is Micheal Miller, but I can't really remember. I got it on sale for like £2 a yard.
As I was sewing this quilt, I would make up stories about the little characters in the fairytale prints. This one was my favourite:
I'll leave it up to your imagination what I was thinking....