The First Quilt
Back in October last year I shared THIS blog post about the "Gorjuss" fabrics I'd purchased to make a quilt for Blossom. My end goal was to have it completed for her 21st birthday last month and I'm pretty chuffed to say 'it's done', and that she absolutely loves it!
Even as a beautiful young woman of 21 she still has a soft girlish heart...
...as well as the ability to laugh at herself and make me smile!
There's enough fabric left to make two matching pillowcases so I may turn my hand to them later this week. I'm sure Miss Blossom will love them too!
The Second Quilt
Last year I decided to sew along with The Fat Quarter Shop and make their fundraiser quilt, "Wishes".
Whilst my girl was here to collect her Gorjuss quilt I asked her to hold Wishes so it could be photographed as well.
The quilt top was pieced in December, the final border added in February, and finally last month I sent it away to my friend Dawn to be machine quilted.
Arriving back in the mail last week I added the binding and ta da!...
The fabrics are a 2011 line by Denyse Schmidt which I bought dirt cheap on sale at Spotlight. They sat languishing in my stash for a few years 'waiting' for the right project to show themselves off and I think this quilt did that wonderfully.
The back is more of the DS fabric and one lovely line of white homespun...
It feels so good to mark both of these quilts "complete"!
Now it's time to finish one more so I can begin another. Receiving this bundle of lovelies in the mail as a gift from Lecien today has definitely inspired me...
So tell me, when you make a quilt what is your favourite part of the process?
I used to love adding the binding best of all, but now I think it's piecing lots of little scraps into a rather stunning block. The more intricate, the more I get drawn in - even when I make a mistake and have to do some unpicking.
Blossom prefers the final step, being given the quilt to take home!