After a really tiring week, a week of stiff neck, aching head and vertigo, today finally felt a wee bit more normal.  The neck did stiffen as the day progressed – and on came the headache and vertigo again – but for the first time since finishing placement last week, I almost felt like Lily.  Such an improvement in the state of things here in Bootville called for sewing.  Of the patchwork variety.  Using a charm pack of sweet water 5″ squares Mum brought me home from Canada.

And it was good.  It went like this …

Then this …

Then this …

Then this …

And at last this …

Which came together like this …

And ended up like this …

But there was no sun left in our back garden – nor our front – and I wanted to see those rich oranges and pinks sparkle, so I took it out to the tram stop, which was gloriously bathed in the setting western sun.

Kind of lost its ironed look along the way, but oh how it glowed :-)

By then I was getting into the grittiness of the urban footpath look – mind you, I did kick the banana peel, pepsi can and juice box out of the photo – they simply didn’t work – but the fire hydrant was looking on wistfully, so she had a turn with the quilt …

And then I chucked it on the grass for good measure …

Mmmhmm!  I do like it.  It has a lovely summery look – I am looking forward to spending hours in dappled summer sunlight, a book on my lap – or some handwork, my family nearby … ah yes!  We are so ready to finish up this super fast, super busy year and move on into the summer holidays.

Yes please!

Oh, and I did pull out a  blanket from the stash … but I’m thinking it might need something lighter – some cotton batting and a softly smooth cotton back.  More summery.  Hmmm … but this is Melbourne.

Still thinking.

just a sweet quilt

4 thoughts on “just a sweet quilt

  • October 6, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Such pretty colors. What a nice gift from your mom. When I make a baby quilt, I use flannel to back it and no batting. The flannel is just the right thickness for a little warmth without being too heavy and thick.

  • October 6, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Your quilt has a very cheerful look and surely just the thing for summer. You deserve a good weekend after such a horrid week. Take care!

  • October 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Hi Lily
    Your quilt is lovely. Especially like how you’ve done the border fabric with the two colours.

  • October 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    It is difficult to go wrong with patchwork quilts – they always seem to be a comforting, soul-soothing sort of stitching. Such lovely colors to herald in your summer. Here we are happy to release the heat of summer and welcome a glorious fall.

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