It’s not the one I hoped to have – although that came close.
This is an previously unpublished project.
A few weeks ago, my quilting teacher was talking to us about making a quilt each for the Gift of Hope project. Basically, the quilts are made and donated to families whose babies are still-born or die soon after death. My teacher says “born asleep”.
It’s a sad project but I wanted to help.
Here is a picture of the backing taped down ready for basting and the flimsy lying on top.
I tried hard to buy some suitable green fabric for the binding.
I had plenty of the pink but felt it would overwhelm the whole thing. I didn't have enough of the white-on-white print to make binding and thought a slightly darker blue-green would be perfect. Of course, the colour in my head was not available.
At Caring Hearts Community Quilting group yesterday, someone found a white fabric with a tiny gold print on it that I could use.
So last night, I made binding and hand-stitched it down. But, of course, I had to wait for daylight to take photos!
First the backing – a hand dyed fabric donated to the quilting group (I also used this on the front).
I quilting diagonally through the floral squares. This photo also gives the most accurate colour of the fabrics.
Finished size - 24" x 24".
Thank goodness I had a finish to show!
I'm also linking this project with Barbara's New FO party. Pop over to Cat Patches and see the projects that were started by other bloggers in March.
What about you? Do you have a finish to show this week?