................. is no robbery, or so they say
Remember this secret santa present for my work colleague
The recipient has a little girl of around 3 years old
She obviously had other plans for this festive wallhanging
She purloined it for use as a doll quilt and refused to part with it
So I thought that maybe she might be persuaded to give it back if she had a suitable replacement
Twelve squares of striped fabric stitched together in alternating directions, surrounded by a white border and three of my trademark butterflies appliqued on to pretty it up
This photo taken in a different light shows you the quilting - I intended to leave the butterflies unquilted in false trapunto style and quilt a different pattern on the white border. However the white fabric is from a cotton sheet with a very tight weave and the machine just didn't like it, skipping stitches and thoroughly misbehaving so I left the border puffy and unquilted and I think it works. I will have to address this issue at some point as I've used this fabric in other projects which won't allow it to remain unquilted - any ideas for a solution anyone?
However back to this little quilt - Mummy tells me it's a real hit and, unbeknown to me, perfectly matches the purple doll's pram that Father Christmas brought for her
Psychic or what?
Another satisfied customer and such fun to make