Monday, November 04, 2013

Happy Christmas Jane

It started at the Caesarea Quilters UFO day at the end of September. I had agreed to teach Jane to do patchwork and took a couple of book, some equipment, the spotty Riley Blake fabric I'd just used as a backing for a Christmas quilt and my basket of Bonnie & Camille fabrics.

At the UFO day Jane finished three blocks and cut another out. I also pointed Jane to Quilter's Cache, a great source of free block patterns. Fast forward a few weeks to a Friday lunch at Classic Herd café. Jane had a new book and fabrics for her second quilt. From the book we chose how to set the sampler blocks and Jane decided to alternate between the multi spot and some blue spot also from Bonnie & Camille.
Last Wednesday we popped into the Log Kabin to buy the backing fabric and wadding before I went to London for a short break. Yesterday I quilted it with a Japanese Cloud panto and a variegated pink thread by King Tut.
This morning it has been trimmed and is ready for collection. Just the binding to be added and it's finished. I think Jane's first quilt turned out really well. And the reason it's Happy Christmas Jane, I quilted it for her as her Christmas present.


Lorraine said...

well done Jane this is lovely and beautifully quilted

Cheryll said...

Oh that is so sew nice of you! Your friend did a marvellous job...and you would never know it was her first !

QuiltCandy said...

What a gorgeous quilt, what a fab first quilt to be proud of :-)