June 5, 2012
Queen Patchwork Quilt
They've been more than patient with me while I got some other projects done before I could start on their quilt, plus I fell ill twice while working on it. I believe it's her very first handmade quilt, and it's a birthday present from her husband. She cc'd me on an email to him to give him my email address because he wanted me to include a secret message on the backing. In her email, her excitement was utterly adorable :)
She also wanted me to free-motion quilt their names in the quilt. At first she said to put them in altogether and to leave space for another baby they hope to have in the future. I suggested we disperse the names randomly so it won't look added on when they add his / her name.
The backing is a beautiful 1930s wide back, and I just love it. Jasmine mentioned that she loved striped bindings, so I knew there was no other option :) I chose a light teal and white stripe because it looked 1930s-ish and went with the back and front nicely.
(Jasmine, if you're reading this, stop right here please! Your husband's message is right below this and I don't want to ruin the surprise!!!)
The rest of you, follow me please...
It'll be on its way to Yorkshire, UK shortly and I hope it'll be loved for many, many years to come :)