Love love love!!!
It started with two small blocks, selected with Sonia, back at FQR in Jen Kingwell's wonderful hand stitching and appliqué class, and then grew…
Although I desperately want to make the whole Green Tea & Sweet Beans quilt, I decided a cushion, pillow-sized (just to confuse the pants off non-Brits!), was just the ticket to start with. I had never hand-stitched before the class, and only since hand-quilted one cushion, so this is a practice piece, to keep me going for now!
I so love it when a beautiful plan comes together!
I backed it with a lovely spot, which I know was a bolt end of an extra-wide backing from Village Haberdashery. The binding is my all time favourite Liberty Lifestyle print; if you know where I can get any more, please let me know, my precious meter is now down to significantly less.
So there you go. A long time coming, but I definitely think it was worth the wait.
Oh and a FAL tick - woo hoo!
PS. If my posts become even more speedy/sporadic over the next 10 days or so, it's because crazy birthday season will be in full swing, starting tomorrow with a girly sleepover whilst dear son spends the night at the museum. No. sleep. for. anyone!