This time I have chosen to feature the quilt I finished for my grand-mum over the summer. I had a collection of blocks (20) that I received from a BOM exchange in 2010-2011 and that had sat there since. My Grand-Mum turned 85 earlier this year and lost her life-long companion, my Grand-Dad, earlier in the year after over 65 years of marriage. My Grand-Mum was a keen gardner and an outdoor lady as she worked on the farm all her life with my Grand-Dad. I thought those flowery blocks would brighten her days a little bit.
With the 20 blocks I had, I decided a lap quilt would be a good size for her but 20 blocks wasn't enough. So I looked at the scrap I had and tried several ideas and then set my mind on a simple blocks that I could alternate with my BOM blocks. (I was also short on time! of course) so I made filler blocks (20)
and added a border made of granny blocks
My quilt top reminds me of a garden which is exactly what I was after
Fabric: Assortment of fabric from Hofman Fabrics (2003) and white on white from my stash
Started February 2010, Finished August 2014
Size: 54' x 60'
Pieced and home machine quilted with Aurifil thread.
Linking to Blogger's Quilt Festival