Earlier in the year I was asked by the lovely Cat from Wouldn't it be Loverly
if I would consider making a custom quilt for her husband's 40th birthday. I was flattered that she would ask (I've only finished 3 quilts so far), I consider myself a beginner quilter. But.....I do love a good challenge and I want to improve my piecing and quilting, so I said yes (with much excitement)
Cat lives in Australia and I live in Hong Kong. This whole quilt has been designed through the internet, with the help of email, instagram and pinterest (quilt design was inspired by this quilt
I love the colour palette Cat chose - it is so different to my usual approach of use all the colours, all at once
How wonderful is the solid navy blue binding? At first I was unsure of this, but Cat knew what she wanted, and I was quickly converted to see how it works perfectly.
I loved this quilt right from the start, and fell deeper in love with it the more I sewed and the more time I spent with it.
It was such a pleasure to make this quilt. It warms my heart knowing that Cat and her husband and their children will be snuggled under it for years to come.
It washed up beautifully, looking nice and quilty and snuggly (and very, very wonky, but wonky is good)
Yes, it is HUGE.
It is much bigger than my Grandma's quilt
Thank you Cat
, for trusting and believing in me, that I could make the quilt that you wanted. I loved working with you.
Now, some time soon, I probably should finish the three other quilts I have started.
Have a great day.