Well after many weeks....actually months, of schlepping this heavy albeit gorgeous collage of vintage fabrics from one room to the next in the half hearted attempt to complete it....I finally did!
I introduced you to the beginning of Bijou's "big girl quilt" way back when...oh the shame! And have longingly hoped for that most perfect-ist day of crafting in order to finish it. You know the ones where it's cool enough for slippers and trackie pants, it's raining outside, you seem to be able to make the best cups of tea of your life and minutes seem to stretch into hours. Obviously this dream vanishes with a poof of smoke as soon as I hear "finished!" from my eldest babe announcing to all and sundry that indeed she is finished her number two and that I am now welcome in the toilet to complete the wiping duties. Mmmm....that's right, I remember....have two children!
As it seemed like mon petit poppet would be in her teens and requesting a Justin Bieber-ish doona cover (mon dieu ten times over!!!!) before I finished it, I got uncharacteristically methodical about its completion. One row of quilting a night followed by hand stitching the binding in metre increments at a time. And lo and behold....
It's done! I used this gorgeous pattern from my most favourite fabric store and it was oh so easy to follow for a beginner like me. Cutting vintage sheets can be a little tedious as they don't tend to be square and so some of my boxes are a little on the wonky side but I'm well chuffed with the results.
I backed it with a few long panels of vintage sheets and made some binding with all the leftover scrappity bits.
My girl adores it and I must admit the cockles of my heart are toasty warm as I tuck her under it each night.
Playing along over here today. Come and have a sticky beak.