I finally finished this patchwork quilt about half past midnight last night.
It's been a work in progress for several years.
It started off with twelve small cross stitched cards some made by me and
some by my sister many years ago. They were originally cards for our
Mum and of course she kept them and passed them onto me a few
years ago. I
Using up some little patchwork fat quarters I bought at craft shows
years and years ago, I put the two together and made something
resembling a quilt!
All the cross stitched 'squares' are grouped together.
As they were all different sizes a few are on their side
(horizontal rather than portrait).
The reverse of the quilt I made up with an assortment of fabrics
The colours don't really 'go', but I liked the large piece of fabric
with the Teddy Bear family and it saved me doing more patching!
I didn't quilt the whole thing as it all started
to pucker up!
I bought some bias binding to go around the edge.
Just look at that perfect stitching - I liked it so much
I stitched over it again and again in places!!!
The problem was the bias binding was too narrow and the machine
stitching kept missing it!
Never mind, it's finished - yay!!!!
I took it to my Mum this morning and she loved it.
Even my Dad said it looked like a real patchwork quilt!
That'll do for me - true praise indeed!
A little pucker it was to do, but totally stitched with love xxx