Over the past couple of months I’ve been slowly embroidering hexagons for Wild Olive’s Spring Stitching Club quilt, a fun weekly stitching club. I finished the embroidered panel but needed to put the quilt together. I’m not great at finishing projects so I blogged about my progress in the hope it would encourage me to complete it.
I’m pretty pleased to say I finished my quilt over the weekend!
It’s lovely to see it finished after working on small hexagons for weeks. It’s actually come together quite quickly and I really love it (as does my 4 year old).
After I had completed the central panel, and hand tied the quilt to keep the layers in place, I needed to purchase the backing fabric. This necessitated a wonderful trip to the haberdashery department in John Lewis on Oxford Street. I picked a pretty blue fabric from the Riddles & Rhymes collection by Tina Givens for Free Spirit.
I didn’t like the binding fabric I originally bought so decided to bind the quilt using the quilt back. I hadn’t used this technique for years, in fact since one of the first doll quilts I made, but I think it worked really well.
The main panel contains lots of Spring motifs from a tulip to a lamb, a duckling to a chick. My favourite is this little bird which was the last hexagon I embroidered.
As soon as my son saw I had finished it he claimed it for himself. “Did you make it for me, mummy?” I couldn’t say no.
Since then he’s taken it to bed, he’s asked if we can use it on our next picnic, and today Little Sis wrapped herself up in it for her post-nursery Frozen session. I think it has their seal of approval.