Wednesday, June 11, 2014

California Quilt

Back in 2010 the kids and I went to California to visit close friends. We took a little road trip with them while there through Yosemite and lake Tahoe. My friend is a quilter in fact she is the one that got me back into sewing. We stopped at a few quilt stores on our road trip route and I bought a few fabrics there that reminded me of our trip together. 

I left the fabrics I bought on the road trip with my friend and she said she wanted to turn them into a quilt for me. Fast forward a couple of years and my friend has had a couple more babies and moved house too. I figured that my quilt was probably low priority in amongst all the hustle and bustle of family life so I chased up my friend and offered to take the fabric as is so I could try and finish it myself. 

Lucky for me she had already started the process at some point because when she sent them to me she had the blocks already assembled. Now it was up to me to sew them together. I had a few more fabrics in my stash that I had brought back with me back then and hadn't gotten around to doing anything with them so I pulled them out and worked on strips to break up the blocks to show them off more. 

I then pieced together what I had leftover to make the back, including a strip of California fabrics that my friend had sewn together of all her remnants too. I used a different fabric for the binding along with a few of the smaller leftovers. I am over the moon with it and can confirm it is lovely and warm to snuggle up on the couch with. It was a joint effort across the country which I am so happy I got to do with my friend Lucy. Thank you Lucy xxxxx.

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