I've been busy putting together a couple of quilt tops together which I will shortly be quilting, but I've needed to focus on this one below, for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. I'm sewing the binding on tonight as we will gather as a family to celebrate tomorrow. We celebrate Mother's Day here in Australia this weekend and my mother-in-law's birthday is always a couple of days either side of it, depending what date the 2nd Sunday in the month falls on. So it's a matter of 2 gifts in a short space of time. The quilt is her main gift, with flowers as an additional gift.
I started the quilt with the 'garden' fabric, which doesn't look very prominent now at all, but never mind. I particularly enjoyed doing the free-motion quilting, having seen something similar I thought I'd give it a go. I improved as I went along, with the squares on the right and bottom edges working out the best.
I love it when 2 simple blocks, a 9 patch and a snowball block come together and seem to create a different block like this. The blue really makes it sing. I think she'll like it!
Below doesn't have the binding on, but it does show a closer up of the quilting.
I found the perfect backing fabric in my stash, but as often is the case it wasn't quite enough. So I gave a pieced backing a go too.
Until next time,
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