My eldest daughter LOVES Autumn!
Over a year ago I had started on a free quilt pattern by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics called Wild Honey. This quilt had a wonderfully Autumnal aesthetic, originally made in Sharon's collection called Autumn Vibes. I made a few blocks, then swiftly fell out of love with it! So it got packed away and resigned to the UFO pile!!
Then this year, knowing I would be moving house, I made a concerted effort to work through my UFOs and see if I could move some of them on, maybe donate a few to charity.
I picked up Wild Honey again and got the remaining blocks made.
It was then that my daughter commented on a photo of the blocks on IG, saying how much she loved it! I knew then what I could make her for her birthday this year!
It was her birthday 2 days ago so I can now show you the finished quilt!
I didn't go with putting borders all the way around the quilt (as in the original pattern). Instead I've kept this a neat little lap quilt, or a throw for her sofa!
While some of the fabrics in this quilt are current AGF lines, the rest are made up with AGF from my stash.
I went with simple echo quilting across the width of the quilt and got it backed and bound in donated prints.
I'm pleased to report that my daughter loves it and I will be able to see it in situ when I visit her next week!
So that's 3 quilts my eldest daughter now has from me! My other 2 daughters only have 1 each - oops! I'd better redress that balance!