I have long admired quilters and people who makes quilts, even just one. Quilting is an absolute art form, combining shapes, colours, prints, patterns, proportions, lines and meaning all into one. It is something that is beyond my patience to attempt. It is daunting.
But I have quilting cottons in my stash. Oh, of course I do. The variety of prints, the crisp feel, the choices! In the past, I have bought them for making plush toys, general crafts, garments and home decor. The point is, I have a stash that I don’t readily use…
When I learned that my lovely friend Kate of Time to Sew (she sews, and also write informative and thought-provoking articles on sustainability sewing) was making charity quilts, I offered to send some of my stash over. Little did I know that she had other plans.
She made ME a quilt!!! Incorporating the fabrics I sent over to her.
I was shocked to say the least. I can only imagine how much time, planning, effort and HAND SEWING a quilt takes. That someone would actually do all that for me. I am so moved and thankful for her generosity and kindness. When she moved from UK to the Netherlands, she brought the unfinished quilt…and after it was completed, she posted it all the way to Australia to me, and I received a few months ago. It’s definitely a friendship that spans countries and continents!
Without further ado, here is the beautiful quilt: