Bouquet of Patchwork »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Romantic, Outdoorsy, Retro / Vintage
Hydrangea Radiance Fabric,
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make a quilt for my daughter Lou and son-in-law Louie, who run a photography business, for use on their engagement shoots as their style is vintage and they love to use outdoor light. I saw this pattern and then fell in love with this fabric, especially as Lou's favourite flowers are Hydrangea and she had them in her wedding bouquet.
This was a real labour of love as I hand quilted it and took forever!
What are you most proud of?
My first laptop quilt (62'x62') and the first time I completed a quilt using a bought pattern :))))))
I did not have enough fabric for the back of my quilt, so I used up some of the left over fabric from the quilt top and now they kind of have to quilts to choose from:) I'm also very chuffed when I see the '2 Lou's' pictures of the e-shoots using my quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I didn't realise the importance of having a larger backing fabric so when I sandwiched it together is was to small... so I made a pattern on the back of the quilt using two different fabrics... the last border was narrow and very uneven, but hey I have learned from that and that is what's fun about quilting!