Strawberries & Cream is about to start it's journey to the UK.
For once I don't want to see this quilt go. It's so beautiful and cuddly and I hope its new owner will love and cherish it as much as I do.
I knuckled down last week and decided that this quilt had to go to its new home. Choosing the backing fabric proved to be more of a nightmare than I thought it would be. I couldn't find a flannel sheet anywhere. The French don't seem to sell flannel, or flannel sheets, so a trip to the fabric warehouse at Javerlhac was called for.
It took ages to find the right fabric, but find it I did. A cross between flannel and fleece in a dark cream. Very soft and cuddly.
Then a couple of days while I plucked up courage to "birth" it. Never done that before and panic set in. Took a few deep breaths, pinned the two sides together and sewed.
Turned it inside outside - that was so easy - sewed up the top and then started tying the sides together. What a mammoth task that was!
and here she is again - all tied together and ready to go!
I'd like to thank Mary for letting me use the Heartstrings Project pattern and for giving me moral support and help throughout this project.