Gosh, it seems ages since I last posted. There has been little time for crafting or posting and too much time spent shopping but the quilt is all done and dusted.
The hand quilting was a little painful but I am so pleased I stuck it out. The quilt has now been washed and the wool batting I used has shrunk a little giving it the sort of slightly wrinkly, vintage look that I like. My initial inspirations were the Asa Wettre quilts I saw in August and and I think the quilt has the slightly "Swedish" look that I was hoping for. I had so many doubts and indecisions while chosing the fabrics, they are so different to my usual palette but now that it is done I really like them. The colours go rather well by the tree, making a favourite old chair look all the more inviting.
Here by the window they look fresh and modern.
The fabrics feel soft, I backed with a lovely warm ticking fabric which should help the "cuddle" factor. I hope it will be much loved for plenty of time to come.
This week I had a lovely surprise in the post. This elegant and beautifully stitched star accompanied a Christmas card from Caroline. I was thrilled to open the little tissue paper parcel and discover this, such a wonderful and unexpected gift. Doesn't it look perfect hanging here on the jug? Craft bloggers really are a wonderful lot, thank you so much Caroline, your gift quite made my day.