The football season is back and with it an opportunity to escape to my sewing room on a weekend afternoon. I quietly slipped downstairs today and had a look through my summer holiday backlog of unfinished projects. A pair of shorts that will probably now miss this years sunshine, a dress I started on Friday that must be the most entirely boring thing I have ever sewn myself and is destined never to be finished despite the effort I put into the detail. Then my eyes rested upon the quilt I started a while back when I needed an easily manageable project to guide my sanity through the endless weeks of summer childcare.
The quilt was almost finished but I had made an error with the binding and needing time to dwell on a solution, the whole project had been sitting on my sewing table waiting for clarity to arrive. In the end I decided to double back the patchwork and simply turn the whole thing inside out before sewing round the edges to finish. It does mean the quilting is not there on the back but I actually like the simplicity that that lends to the busy patchworked front.
Using a template from See Kate Sew for a triangle quilt I set to work cutting 19 triangles from 6 different fabrics. I used two fabrics that have really been a feature of my summer wardrobe and then picked out the colours within them, grey, yellow, turquoise and white.
I am really pleased with the finished quilt, sure there are things I will do differently next time round but for now they contribute to the personal touch and I hope they will be generously overlooked by the recipient. My boys are rather disappointed that this time around the quilt will be leaving us, they have all put in requests for something of their own and I already have a few fun ideas on what to make them. Next week though the quilt will be lovingly packed up and sent to England for my adorable little God daughter, I hope she loves it as much as I have enjoyed making it for her.
Now, I figure there are at least 40 weeks of football to go…