Happy Mother's Day for all the mothers celebrating today. I did very well in the pressie department, lots of handmade things, fudge and vouchers, lunch out and I am off work until Wednesday, so I am happy...
|Monet Water Lilies before you ask x|
Yesterday we celebrated Mother's Day with my mum, so that meant, um... handmade gifts, chocs, vouchers, lunch out... like mother like daughter! But I also got to take a secret project and my finished Hadley quilt for a photo shoot in my parent's garden, so everyone was a winner!
So... ta dah!
This quilt has been a long time waiting to be finished; when the top was super speedy and with my concerted effort this week, I could have had it made on about 3 days if I had tried harder!
The colours are a little more vibrant than the end-of-day shots show. You can just about pick out the straight-line quilting, I stitched corner to corner, then filled in each quarter with parallel chevrons about 1.5" apart.
It really is a rich and grown up looking quilt, and I think the orange binding gives it a little twist...
Thanks goes out again to the Dear Stella team for couriering me the collection after I suggested that they really should, seeing as they had named it after
Fabric - Hadley collection - Dear Stella
Pattern - Gypsy Shawl - Jane Brocket - The Gentle Art of Quilt Making
Additional Backing - Klona Rose
Pre-wash 70" x 70"
Piecing - Aurifil 2021 50wt
Quilting - Aurifil 2430 50wt and a little Gutermann to finish.
And this is my last FAL finish this quarter, leaving me only my MATO, so that's a bonus on top of a lovely finish.
Tomorrow is an Inset Day, so we are hoping for some more family fun times, and I am aiming for a little Sizzix action too; you know I'm sure to report back what actually happens xxx