I'm not going to say why we decided to make her a quilt but suffice to say that she is a very special person to each one of us. Warm, kind, generous, supportive, thoughtful and a real friend to each of the quilters who grouped together to make the quilt.
It is made of Oakshott shot cotton 4" finished half square triangles from the Lipari, Impressions and Italy ranges, pairing darker with lighter triangles. Each of us made sixteen half square triangle units, randomly pairing and placing the fabrics into one long strip. Hadley Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle then pieced the strips into the finished quilt top. Here are her photos of the finished top.
The icing on the cake of this quilt was the quilting which was done by the uber talented UK longarm quilter Trudi of Quilting Prolifically and the photos of the finished quilt in this post are from her Flickr stream.
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