This is my first commissioned quilt.
I used some fabrics from my stash that were waiting for the perfect project and I bought some specifically. I loved this fabric, which I used in Jasmine's quilt and used it as a starting block to build the quilt. I love putting together lots of different fabrics and most of my quilts have about 20 or so fat quarters. Although, I usually buy a half yard because I can't bear to be left with nothing!
I made a pieced back which I'm not convinced is a good thing - it was a nightmare to try and align, as I guess, my quilts are usually pretty big! I loved the main fabric that I used. I'm sure I had a skirt just like that when I was 6 or 7. When I asked my Mum, she said it was from Woolworths! My sister had one in a different colour. Very 70's!
I always buy the binding when I have finished the front because the quilt usually tells me what would look best. I love the addition of the white in binding, it seems to lift the other fabrics. I got it from here. Though I think it may be out of stock at the moment in this colourway.
As is the norm, I hand-quilted around each square using a bright pink cotton.
It brightened up a greyish day in the garden earlier, blowing in the breeze from my pergola.