Since then my style of quilting has completely changed. Because where my quilts now are much more modern and full of colour the one I have made for Emily is the polar opposite. It was tough to finish because it is so not me now.
But Emily still wanted it. I know this because I offered her alternatives but she wanted this quilt. I am not sure if it is because it was the original one, or she worried she would hurt my feelings if she chose otherwise. I finally had to suck up my indifference to this quilt and finish it. Because it is for Em and that is what counts. So, while the girls were away this week, finish it I did.
|It is the softest most subdued colours I have ever used.
But the sunshine made it look even more washed out.
|It puts me in mind of a quilt that is 100 years old,
and been washed hundreds of times.
|The bottom of the quilt is traditional Irish chain.
|It has been entirely quilted by hand with perle cotton.
|There are appliqué hearts.
I am not fond of traditional appliqué to put it mildly.
|Hearts stitched in soft blues, pinks and yellows.
|And lots and lots of hearts stitched in white.
|The back and the binding all used fabrics from the Simplicity line.
|The only interloper is this appliqué heart on the back that Emily requested.
The dragonfly fabric is her favourite fabric in my stash.
The girls are going to be back from the their trip this afternoon. I will make Emily's bed up with this quilt on it. I hope to hell she likes it now it is done. Bet you she asks for black or something like that next time round!