It goes like this... I had originally put together the top about a year ago with the vague idea of finding a long arm quilter for some fancy schmalzy overall quilting design... leaves.. I was thinking. Then I discovered that the only long arm quilter I knew had retired and sold her equipment and the whole thing got 'archived'.
On Sunday, I found myself at home and whilst tidying up my studio I got distracted and this happened:
and then this...
and before I knew it it was Monday afternoon and found a small window to cut the binding and for the first time sew it on by machine without too much trouble.
Another quilt was born.
The fabric is all Anna Maria Horner from a few years ago. A fat 1/4s collection I think. I cut 4 squares from each 1/4 and randomly place them together. I can hardly call it a design or take any credit. Anna Maria's fabric is simply so wonderful that whatever you do with it... comes out wonderful! The wadding is the wonderfully soft and thin Quilter's dream. The back is a 100% cotton double sheet from IKEA, I used the left overs for the binding.
A special thanks goes to Mr M who went to a rugby match with four children leaving me time to recharge and enjoy the silence of a happy home filled with twinkling Christmas lights.