I am making a quilt! Yes, I am. I really am. It will be for my Grandma, who turns 90 next month. She has recently moved into a nursing home. She does not want to be there, she wants to be back at home. I can't blame her, but she needs lots of help with everyday things and the nursing home can help her with these.
We visited her in February when we were in Melbourne. I immediately felt that her room needed some more hand made goodness. She has been able to bring a few items of furniture from home. My step-dad installed some shelves, and they have been filled up with family photos. I felt she needed a happy, bright quilt for her bed. One made with love - so my mum and I got started right away.
I had "won" some fabric charm packs (pre-cut fabric squares) in the Let's get Maybelle to the Ellen Show charity auction. We used two packs of "Honey Honey" by Kate Spain for Moda and part of a "Trade Winds" by Lily Ashbury for Moda.
The charm pack squares were all arranged and sewn together over a few days while I was still in Melbourne. I added the border to the quilt top when I got back to Hong Kong. The border is "Petunias" by Phillip Jacobs for Rowan, Westminster Fibers (pastel colour way)
Yesterday, I finally found the courage to make the backing. We had chosen more of the petunias fabric (in different colour ways).
Today I will finish sewing the petunias backing together. Then I will be ready to quilt this. This is what I am scared about. I have never done this before. I'll read a few more (hundred) online tutorials. I hope I'll be ready then to quilt.
If you can recommend any great online tutorials, please let me know.
Wish me luck!
Happy Creative Space Day to you.