Wednesday, July 28, 2010
This time last year
This time last year I was trying to think of something to give my youngest daughter for her third birthday. She didn't seem to need anything, so something handmade seemed to be in order. I already had some basted hexagons and a couple of hexagon flowers with this quilt in mind ....
...from this book;
I used an old business shirt of my husband's for the background, scraps from my stash for the flowers, and two more business shirts arrived in time for the backing and binding.
The quilt measures 13 1/2"x 15". The hexagons are 2" across (straight side to straight side). It is hand pieced using English paper piecing, and hand quilted.
August in Italy is not a great month for sewing - luckily this was small. All the same, it is not my best stitching as my eyes got rather foggy. I am not sure how interested my little one was in the quilt - she seemed more interested in unwrapping her presents than what was inside. In any case, it looks lovely in the girls bedroom and I enjoy it every time I walk past.