And for the back I used an Ikea print which I bought ages ago. It is such a pretty little print, I’ve used it to make a top for Islay, and it goes well, I think, with some extra pieces from the front. The binding is the same plain indigo so as not to disrupt the front, but if frames the back nicely.
I have quilted it quite sparingly. This was deliberate, I really just wanted to highlight the star and not play with it too much. So I have quilted either side of each seam line which makes a flag-like pattern on the back. The batting is light weight cotton giving the quilt a lovely drapey feel. The finished dimensions are around 120cm square (or 37 inches square). Hopefully it will find a good new home………but if not I’ll be very tempted to keep it just for me!
In other news we’ve been back up to Sick Kids with Angus, again – this time for a broken collar bone. Almost 2 weeks in and he’s getting on well, his left handed writing is coming on a treat! Poor boy is being very good about it all. The follow-up appointments seem fall on the most inconvenient days and at the most inconvenient times, but they have to be done. Most of us have had a yucky bug which is making us fevered and tired – I’m on the mend but still very head-achy and tired. Not fun but I guess it is the time of year for it.
Looking forward to a quiet weekend before the madness of Christmas school activities, Islay’s birthday, my Grannie’s birthday and so many other things start to kick in. What are you looking forward to?!