Quite often, a little something extra gets sent with the quilt. This time, I made two lavender hearts. Each one was made from all the components of the quilt and filled with lavender. The ribbons were fixed in place with some vintage buttons. One of the hearts went with the quilt, the other was for the friend who commissioned the quilt. I wanted her to have a reminder of the quilt too. Each one is slightly different.
Here is a video slide show of the quilt from beginning to end. Hope you enjoy it.
When we were first discussing the quilt, lace came into the conversation. This led me to making some scrim lace to be used as an overlay. It just adds another dimension to the quilt and I had such fun making it.
It was used for the sashing between the photo panels. The same fabric without the lace was used for the borders. The darker colour perfectly framed the centre panel.
I had fully intended to do an allover quilting design, but after some discussion we decided to keep it simple.
As you can imagine, I had a great delight in hand stitching the binding on this quilt. The label was also hand stitched to the reverse. It's such a privilege to get a glimpse of the special relationships between the giver and receiver.
Once the binding and label was attached, the quilt was washed. It was baited breath time even though I'd tested some photos earlier. Once dried, it has it's 'proper' quilt look. I only had it for a short time and got great pleasure from it. I hope it will be part of many more happy memories.
I have had a lifelong love of crafts which started with being taught how to knit at a very young age. It didn't take long to realise that great joy and satisfaction came from making things. Even now, I get a thrill seeing something that started just as an idea, becoming a finished product, whether I make it, or teach someone else how to make it.