Last week I shared with you the quilt I made and gave to my Mother. I also mentioned that I needed to get cracking on finishing the one that I had started for my Nana. Well I did it. I finished the patchwork for it, and here it is…
Due to the weather and the fact that we’re in winter and it’s now dark 85% of the time so these are the best shots I can do at the moment.
I’m quietly happy with how this patchwork has turned out. I started the quilt because my Mother happened to mention how much my Nana loved the one that I had given her. (Apparently she couldn’t stop looking at it, touching it or commenting on it.) So Mum and I thought it would be nice if I did one just for Nan.
Great idea, it’s just a shame I work at a snail’s pace. I originally wanted it done for Christmas, then for her birthday in April, now I’m just happy to have it completed whenever I can.
I spoke to her last year about what are her favourite colours and she said blue and green. So I’ve attempted to give her a mix of those colours, although I also put a touch of yellow in there to add some punch to it. I think my favourite pattern in the quilt is the green with big yellow and blue flowers (you can see a panel of it in the middle of the photo bottom left corner). Although I do love the blue and yellow pattern you can see in the bottom right photo; it just seemed to change it’s emphasis depending on which pattern it was next to.
The quilt has been put into Altogether Quilting to have the quilting done to it. Once that’s done I’m going to post it to my Mum so she can cast her eye over it and then she’s going to send it on to my Nan.
Now that I have this one knocked over I’ve started on the long talked about t-shirt quilt. (Inspired by Ms Curly Pops) I’m not exactly sure how this will come together, I’m just sort of winging it. So it should be interesting. Guess I just need to stop talking about it and actually get on and do it… right?
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