Quilting lovely strips of fabric onto squares of vintage woollen blanketing is one of my favourite things to do. It all started here. As I was cutting strips of fabric for Christmas presents – bags, skirts, beach pants, wheat bags – there was a lovely square of blemish-free blanket and I just couldn’t help myself. Mum and Julian were doubtful that pre-Christmas was the time for such quilting … but you know. It was almost meditative :-)
Now, in this quiet week of homemaking and holidays, I’ve finished this impromptu quilt. I love the back with its soft green stripe almost as much as the colourful cacophony of the front. And so many of the fabrics will remind me of gifts we gave to our family and friends this Christmas. As for the wee satin label. Well, it just had to stay and stay prominently at that.
Here it is, in its new home – the back of the sofa. Throughout the warm months, it adds such prettiness.
During our long cold winter, it will be lovely and cosy. Especially when pulled off the sofa and snuggled under.