Friday, June 25, 2010
A quilt for May
May spends most of her day sitting in their back room which can be quite cold. I made this quilt for her to put over her knees. It is a two-sided quilt - one that is bright and cheerful - the fabrics begged to be made how it has turned out - I had no plan - it just happened, while I made the other side more mellow and muted, so she can decide whether she needs cheering or soothing.
I have made a number of quilts recently for babies, so it was fun to make one for a person of more mature years. It is soft and snuggly and hopefully will keep her warm.
I gave this quilt to May last weekend and she looked thrilled to receive it. Communicating is not easy for her, but there were many smiles - Alan, her husband told us that she had rarely smiled during the previous week. I machine pieced the front and back and hand quilted it using an embroidery cotton. I love this range of fabrics and two other projects designed using them.
- ▼ June (4)