Ready to head off across the ocean, or rather the Irish Sea. Ready to head off to what we in N'Orn Ireland call "The Mainland". Ready to head off to the south coast of England, to begin his new life on the bed of the newly weds. Hopefully to have a long life and be much loved and wanted by generations of English families.
Stop. That's all getting a little ridiculous.
Basically I have finished my quilt for son and daughter in law. I have been at this quilt for 10 months, longer than my son was in my womb when I think about it! Again I digress.
Back in December last year I ordered up a load of plain kona fabric from Fluffy Sheep Quilting in all shades of blue, with the thoughts of making a quilt of half square triangles as a wedding present. When Miss C looked at the fabrics, she seemed more drawn towards the blue with a greenish tone. Now, we are a blue family, think Chelsea football club blue, but we can incorporate new ideas. So cue more fabrics from Fluffy Sheep Quilting and The Village Haberdashery.
After ten months sewing this is what we ended up with.
We went along the coast to try and get some dramatic photos but it was rather windy. I have some great photos of my husband quilt wrangling in the wind, but he is rather shy and likes his privacy apparently.
Anyhow, here's some more photos taken at Portrush on our Atlantic coast. Next stop America! Well, after you stop for a cup of tea in Donegal further along the coast.
My book friend, @lizwinifred called today, with some more books for me. She's tall and makes an excellent quilt holder. Unfortunately it was raining so we couldn't go into the garden, but she did a great job in holding up the quilt with my husband.
Just to test run it, I laid it out on our bed, and see ~ it fits!
I hope my son and daughter, ~ Dr P and Mrs C enjoy their wedding quilt which just coincides with their first home purchase. I could go all schmaltzy about made with love and long life and love, but that's not my style.
I hope it keeps them warm and cosy. That will do.
linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday, (TGIFF) which is hosted this week by Busy Hands Quilts and also Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash - used up loads of my stash!
ps for those who like detail, the quilt is exactly 80" square.
pps apologies for the long post, but its been a long time comin'