Saturday, 30 June 2012

Mum's Quilt

My Mum recently had three couches made in some delicious blue, green and lavender velvet. I had been thinking about the colours a lot and decided that since she does so much for me and I haven't really made her something for being such a beautiful grandmother to Casper, I would make her a smallish quilt to compliment her new lounge suite!

 I bought a triangle template ages ago and I haven't had the right project to use it on, so I decided to make a simple, colourful quilt. Simplicity is not something that I tend to do with sewing, so it was refreshing to concentrate on the placement of colour and relax with some smooth sewing. I really like being neat and matching edges up and this was a very satisfying project in that regard.
I used quilting cottons and bound two of the edges and set fringing on the other two.

We snuck into her house while she was at work yesterday and put the quilt over the blue couch so that when she got home she would have a nice surprise!

Thank you Mum.

Friday, 15 June 2012