Friday, 18 July 2008
This is my Kaffe quilt for my mum, for her birthday; she was so happy and called it a 'Box of Jewels'; so be its name!
Blood, sweat and tears is what I call it; it truly has been an experience making this one - if things could go wrong they did; seams coming undone, wonky borders making quilting a Nightmare, running out of binding material (searching for a well-known Kaffe fabric with 3 days before deadline was interesting; a certain shop had staff who had no clue, despite it being on their website!) Hence, I felt embarrassed about the end result, but Mum's excited face and squeals of delight, when she pulled it out of the bag and draped it around herself, and poured over the magical colours, helped me relax, just a touch.
Mum is not a person to criticise others' work and was very gracious when I told her that it was not my favourite thing to work on; I found the colours glarey and the orange I couldn't stand, BUT, when I put it all together, It Worked! I Love It, and only squint now at the mistakes!
Edit: I would like to thank Tamara of Bluebird makes her nest, for the very helpful suggestions of colour choice when I was designing this one; the perfect Kaffe orange appeared and worked a treat!