I thought I would join in with the Bloggers Quilt Festival this year. It's a first for me - having the confidence to put one of my quilts into a competition. Not with any expectations of winning, as I've seen the competition, but I hope some of you will have come over to share my favourite quilt.
I've chosen my "Beyond the sea" quilt. It wasn't my first quilt, it wasn't the most difficult I've done, but it is the only quilt I've made that I've kept.
It was my first go at picking my own colour pallet and as I didn't have much in the way of a fabric stash at the time, I ordered random fabrics from the internet in the hope that they matched, and most of them did. Some of them I have used time and time again, until there's none left
I get this quilt outside in the garden at any opportunity. We had a friend over for supper yesterday and we sat outside in the sun, me on the bench with my quilt and pillows, and a glass of wine. Doing a bit of hand sewing and chatting. Absolute heaven! How did I ever live without a quilt?
I'm not very good at naming quilts. At the time of making this, I was trying to choose song titles (That didn't actually last very long as it was quite difficult!) and this one reminded me of the seaside, having picnics in amongst the dunes, hence Beyond the Sea. I even took it to the UK last summer so that we could have a picnic on the beach, but it rained most of the time. It did come in useful one day though
I had lots of shots of the WIP but only one (not very good one) of the finished quilt. So I took it out this morning in the wind and got a few more. I had to wait ages for it to stop blowing, but got some lovely shots of it in the wind.
That's "Beyond the sea" - I think I've snook into the deadline of 21st May by the skin of my teeth, but now everyone else has moved on to the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. I just can't keep up!