I'd fully intended to blog about the quilt linked tantalisingly to the last post BUT, as often happens when I make plans - somehow they don't always work out in real life like they do in my head. May I just for the record state that I did finish a quilt yesterday. I photographed it this evening, when willing arms were available, but the light was awful. So I'll try again in the morning before willing arms head off to school. I am realising that I will have to up my photography/camera skills.
In the meantime, as promised, here's a quilt I made a few years ago for a friend's special birthday. Completed as per the date on the photograph - ahem, her actual birthday (many, many last-minute late nights). I seem to remember in one of my earlier blog posts I hinted that I had a self-imposed rule never to sew late at night - well that's tosh. I do, often. I like that time of day, when the house and all in it are sleeping, and I'm quiely sewing the wrong sides of fabric together. Yes, I do make more mistakes in the wee hours. But hey, that's why seam rippers were invented. And I have many of those, because at that time of night I can never find one once I've put it down...
On to the quilt:
A simple colour brick pattern. All the fabrics in the blocks were gifted to me by a work colleague who'd given up quilting in favour of knitting and crochet at which she is phenomenally talented. Although I love the fabrics here, they're not my colours - but they are my friend's favourite colours - so just perfect for this gift. The brick-coloured background fabric I bought from Hobbycraft. The colours are actually more vibrant than these photographs show. The quilt went together really quickly, as you can imagine.
A closer look.
And detail - simple stipple quilting.
I didn't measure it - I should, and I will. It's a comfortable lap quilt and currently covers a two-seat sofa in my friend's house.
I shall complete my previous post soon - and here's a little part of it.