Not long after I opened my shop, a very pregnant lady called Annie came into my shop, wanting to buy some fabric to make a quilt for her baby. I chatted to her about colours and ideas, and then I suddenly remembered some half-made patched things that I’d started, and hauled them out to show Annie a simple way of piecing things together. She loved what I’d made so much, and I realised I was NEVER going to finish it myself (I’d just opened a shop!), and so she very happily took my half-done work home with her.

Today, a year and a half later, Annie popped in again, bearing the now-finished, and completely beautiful quilt to show me:

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Her recently-retired mum has hand-stitched the whole thing, embellishing all the blank spaces with little stitched outlines of my designs, and now it lives on their giant double bed, for everyone to enjoy.

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Thanks so much for coming to show me, Annie. I really, really loved seeing your beautiful quilt, and I feel a bit inspired to tackle some of my other half-finished projects too. xx

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! sooo beautiful – I wanna make one too. The colors are stunning and I love what she did with the blank spaces.

  2. That is absolutely wonderful! I love the hand stitching of the blank spaces – pure genius.

  3. Lovely quilt, and how lovely that a moment of generosity has led to such beautiful work.

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