My Mother, Myself quilt

I have been dropping hints and sneaks of this quilt for a while now but on Wednesday I finally finished the binding. I like to kid myself that the reason it had been hanging around for so long was because I was using it as a teaching aid to show a few people how to bind quilts. While it did do this the truth is I have been too busy to finish it and when I have sat down in front of the tv to bind it I have very promptly fallen asleep. Several people have fallen victim to it's 'stabby-ness' from where I had pinned but not sewn edge and was just using it anyway - a habit BS is infuriated by!

 I've been longing for something a bit chevron for a while. They seem to be very on trend in the states at the moment and I had considered getting these sheets from Urban Outfitters shipped for the US to sate my desire but at a total including shipping and taxes of $200 I thought 'I can make a quilt cheaper than that!' and so I did (though the sheets are still calling to me like a siren).

I backed it with a vintage turquoise sheet that has been knocking around my stash for a while, it is all soft and worn from years of use which makes the quilt super snuggly already. Here is where it is living. It got its inaugural cuddle last night courtesy of my friend Laura.

And why is it My Mother Myself quilt? Just because as I was sewing up the chevrons they looked very like this book which sits on our shelves!

Things are quiet on here at the moment as there is a lot going on in my real life that is too personal and not really appropriate to talk about here, but I hope to keep dropping in with crafty updates as and when I can.


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