Now I don't generally name my quilts, other than with the pattern name and maybe, if I am feeling a little adventurous, a colour or fact to make it a bit more special, Brit Bee Constellation, Rainbow Cherry Star for example; but whilst making my Brit Quilt Swap mini, two images kept coming to mind, from the iconic Clockwork Orange film and the Pink Floyd record cover.
Although Clockwork Frog did seem quite amusing, to the young and innocent, it conjured up something more Harry Potter than I wanted, or at the other extreme, would perhaps give my partner nightmares, what with those googly eyes, scissors n'all!
And so was born, The Dark Side of The Pond!
If you had asked me to embroider a label a couple of months ago, I would have laughed my socks off. I loved stitching this - it's not perfect, but that's more due to my handwriting, but I think it is a nice finishing touch.
The mini measures up at 19.5" square. I quilted using my walking foot as the guide and then hand finished the binding and label.
Is it wrong to love your own makes? I am pleased with every step of this, from the Y-seams to the embroidery, now I just hope my partner feels the same way.
Right, I'm off to soak up some rays before someone realises we have stolen their great weather and asks for it back, and a quick final reminder for the giveaway xxx