|Late night finishing shot.|
|As you can see the light wasn't much better in the daylight.|
I knew when I laid this one out that it would be hard to part with and I was sort of right. I ADORE this quilt. I honestly think it's my favourite quilt ever made by me. You already know the fabrics sing to my heart, but I love this pattern too. (Thanks to Just Jude for her inspiring Autumn Boho quilt design which set me to work.)
When I quilted this I wanted to try something I hadn't done before. So, inspired by Yvonne (Nellie's Niceties), I used the curvy stitch on my machine to quilt in a grid pattern. A few lines in I admit I started getting nervous about whether it was going to work, whether it was overkill on this quilt that I want to retain an 'unfussy' feel on, but I ploughed on reminding myself that often in quilting you have to think bigger picture and see the whole thing not just a part before you can assess. (Yes, I know that's risky.)
I'm so glad I didn't reach for the stitch ripper though. The quilting has given it so much texture and crinkle! I only wish I could capture it properly on camera for you to see. I will definitely be using this stitch to quilt again.
If this quilt wasn't going to someone who will appreciate it, then there is no way I could let go of it. But it is going to someone lovely and deserving and it is exactly what I wanted it to be - a great big hug for her. It's going to her very soon with all my love and blessings and I hope it makes her feel as special as she really is.