As the sun came up on our glorious Tuscan mountains, I grabbed a moment this morning to finally sew the binding on my latest quilt. It was pieced in the early Spring, before our move to Italy, as a pattern testing exercise for the incomparable Ms E, before her quilting retreat in the French Alps, as a Mystery Quilt. As a control freak, it was good for me (but painful, oh so painful!) to submit to the surprise element of following instructions (bad enough at the best of times…) while not knowing what the final result would look like. In the end, I absolutely love the pattern, made with very clever quick(ish) piecing.
I was very proud to use up only material that I had stashed away, including the little space people. I stumbled onto those once while looking guiltily at the Fat Quarter Shop website. I think I must have squealed with delight and surprise! Mr T bought a little pair of trousers in a boutique in Geneva for our daughter a few years back. We both thought the pattern was totally fab at the time. How fun to unwittingly track it down! Obviously, I had to make him a quilt with it.
This is what the view from our house looked like a couple of days ago. I never tire of it.
I’m linking this up to Crazy mom’s Finish it up Friday. What fun to see what others have been making.
Happy Boxing Day! JJ