Its still early in the day but I have already learned some important lessons. One – getting up a little early to make blueberry pancakes is always a very smart idea. Two – don’t wait until you’ve already been outside and in public for 30 minutes before checking to see if your trousers are on inside out. And three – don’t wait until the day you need to post a handmade gift to take pretty outdoor photos. Because um, it’s pouring.
And so I know I promised knitting this time, but its going to be a (different) finished quilt instead. This has probably been my most productive quilt-making year ever, though I’ve still only made a handful. But this one was my favourite – a quilt for my brother and his wife for when they got married in May, though I was a little late getting it to them. But they knew it was coming, and my brothers’ only design/colour request was ‘nothing too girly.’
Just some simple log cabin blocks, in lots of fabrics I love. It started as a little pile of Japanese prints in beautiful, rich dark blues, and then they met up with a little bundle of neutrals from Ray Stitch. A few things were added from stash, including the gorgeous bird hand-print you can see in the second last picture (I’d been hoarding that one for a while). The backing was a duvet cover* I spied in Ikea that I thought would be perfect and it all came together to make something lovely.
*oooh I just realised I have enough left to make a new curtain for my craft room…