I have finally finished my Siblings Together quilt. It languished for far too long without its binding and yesterday and I made it my mission to cross this one off the list.
My quilt idea all began with the unexpected gift of a charm pack with the loveliest of ladies, Judith - Just Jude, sent me.
Siblings Together 2013 was being launched by Lynne about the same time and things just fell into place. Besides it gave me a chance to try out a pattern that I had wanted to for a while. Disappearing Nine Patch with sashing between all the blocks.
As I was piecing the top, another equally lovely lady, Helen - Archie the Wonderdog, contacted me to say she had been given some fabric that would be really good to back this quilt and she sent it on to me. So really this whole quilt was a total collaboration between friends. That fact makes it all the more special to me.
I love how the colours pop against the white. And how the swirly, whirly quilting stands out too. I bound the quilt with the same fabric as the back. It seemed to be the one fabric I had which had colours that perfectly worked with the quilt top.
I am so pleased with how the quilt turned out because I think it is a perfect quilt for a young girl, bright and cheery. It is a pleasure to be able to do something small to help this charity and hopefully make a child smile when life has dealt them a less than perfect hand.
There might be another Siblings quilt being made in this house, but not by me. That shall be worked on more soon. When there is more to show I will give you an update.