Thursday, 27 December 2012

Recent Finish


My MIL's Christmas gift!

Early in the year I made a quilt for a dear friend's birthday. As the quilt was progressing (i.e. as it was laid out on the floor!) my MIL visited and commented on how much she liked it. Her comments were so complimentary and enthusiastic that I decided right then to make another one to give to her at Christmas time. Despite deciding on this quilt such a long time ago, I found myself hand stitching the binding to the back on Christmas Eve! As a result, I didn't take any photos before wrapping it up, but took these two shots on Christmas Day (those are my MIL's hands holding it up). I felt the need to politely explain that the only reason I was asking her to hold the quilt up in front of her face was so that I could get a picture of the entire quilt for the blog!



I didn't have enough of the backing fabric I used in the original quilt, so decided to use some of the leftover fabric from the front to make a pieced backing. I love it! I think it looks great, plus I enjoy the feeling of using up the leftover bits (LOVE that feeling!).

My MIL was both surprised and thrilled to receive this quilt. She remembered the original quilt without any prompting from me and expressed her appreciation at the time taken to make one for her. I couldn't have been happier!

6 comments:

  1. phew! So glad she loves it xx well done x

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    1. Thanks Diane! How was your Christmas?

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  2. Oh my goodness, looks great!! I hope you're planning on taking a well-earned rest after all the crafting you've been doing lately (of course, I'm sure it won't last long as you're bound to have a million project swimming around in your head!!) <3

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    1. Actually, I might have a bit of an enforced rest as I need to take my machine in for a service (I think she's been overworked!). Might give me a chance to catch up on my mending!

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  3. I'm visiting from the Plum and June linky, and I love how sweet this quilt is. I'm working on a sweater my MIL saw in a Lake Placid knit shop...it's for NEXT Christmas, thank goodness. You're quilt back is beautiful--much more fun than a solid backing!

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    1. Thanks Aubrie ( such a beautiful name!). I hope to make a start on some Christmas gifts throughout the year - it just got a bit too busy at the end of 2012! Would love to see a photo of your completed sweater when it's done!

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