I guess I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself, it was after all my first ever quilt and Jess still loves it even if it does now live in a drawer. I think we can safely say that my taste has long since moved on. Which brings me to my next show and tell item. This is the first quilt I made from a pattern that I found on Moda Bakeshop about 3 years ago! It was this quilt that set me on my journey to Flickr and blogland. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when I found that there was a whole new world of fresh, bright fabrics and modern takes on traditional designs! True to form I didn’t choose a nice straight-forward pattern to ease myself in gently, nope straight in there with a Triple Irish Chain. I completed this section of the quilt about 3 years ago and it has been festering in a corner since then! I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it so I just left it until inspiration struck me…
I used Hello Betty by Chloe’s Closet for this quilt, as per the pattern, but pale pinks aren’t really my thing. Mum loves them though so I finally had a reason to get on and finish this baby. I’m trading this quilt for a hard to find Hello Betty honey bun in the grey colourway 🙂 I added a little pale pink perle hand-quilting to the four interior white sections just because I could.
Here’s the finished article.
The end result is a perfect lap sized quilt, just right for snuggling under in this chilly weather. I’m hoping to deliver it to Mum this weekend when we head north to check out progress on our soon to be (fingers crossed) new house! Hope you’re all staying safe and dry in this bizarre weather. Catch you soon x