Across those two years it has taken on different forms. At first it was just a pile of fabric, then it progressed to log cabin squares and recently it has been gracing my floor half quilted.
It's been one of those projects I have wanted to finish but just have never quite got around to it.
First, I was making a quilt for my friend, then I had a dissertation to write and finals to revise for and then I discovered the world of dress making. So with one thing and another it was left languishing.
Last week I picked it up and decided that now was its moment.
First the final squares were sewn together. (I chose to make this quilt using a rough log cabin design and a jelly roll of fabric from Moda. I love that the colours easily work together.)
Then, they were quilted.
Then cut to size. (Measuring is never by forte. My quilts will be forever gloriously wonky.)
And finally the whole thing was put together with some pretty backing fabric.
It turned out to be a gloriously colourful, cozy and quirky quilt.
I wanted to use colours and patterns that I loved so I picked that pretty flower fabric for the back despite it not being quite the right size! It took some fiddling to add the striped fabric but I like how it turned out in the end.
My model was particularly helpful when it came to taking photos!
The binding is perhaps my favourite part. It's made of a fat quarter of liberty fabric I picked up in a tiny town north of Durham. With some careful cutting I squeezed out enough to make the binding and just love how jolly it makes the whole thing.