I couldn't tell you about this before because it was a wedding present
and someone might have seen the pictures and let the cat/quilt out of the bag!
Anyway, here is the story.
I used a jelly roll called 'Drama Queen'
Just the thing for the bride I thought. She will appreciate it.
And she did!
The pattern was called Daisy Chain - don't quite know why
'cos it doesn't look like a daisy chain to me!
The border was made up with patterns of handbags and shoes!
My niece loved that, she saw both patterns pretty quickly.
She does love her shoes (as you will see later).
The quilt took me a very long time to make - 8/10 months in all
Mainly because I was determined to be very precise and make a good job of it.
I believe I have.
However, when it came to the actual quilting I really came unstuck.
I had five goes at quilting it myself. I haven't learned to free motion quilt yet
and although I have done some in-the-ditch quilting it did not look right
and there were five un-pickings!
So the quilting was done by Julie Peppiatt and she has made a
wonderful job of it. I was absolutely thrilled with how it finally looked.
The back was definitely for the bridegroom.
He is a fisherman and lifeboat volunteer and very much in
touch with the sea - hence the blue wavy theme of the backing.
He said the back was 'just right for him'.
All in all a most satisfactory project.
My only stipulation was that the dog didn't sleep on it!
They decided they would snuggle under it in front of the TV.
I really feel I'm a quilter now and
already have three further projects lined up!