Over the school summer holidays I made a quit topper. It was a stop gap sewing project. I could make a square here and there between being with children.
We have a family rule in our house which is everyone does what they want between 3 and 4pm. It works in the holidays and also at weekends. When the girls have played with each other all day, by 3pm Big Sis especially wants to be on her own. I might put my self in that category too! Bloke likes to listen to the football on the radio and I knit or sew. The girls tend to read or watch TV for an hour. Essentially, everyone leaves everyone else alone for an hour.
The quilt is for my dad for his birthday in October. The brown squares you can see were already cut out and came in a bag from a work colleague in January. There were other squares cut out too so I just filled in the gaps with some blue to make a man-quilt. The nine patch blocks are filled with single pieces the same size from a fat quarter pack from Amy from Love made my home. The hand stitching on these blocks mirrors the nine patch block so it all blends together.
Overall it is a pretty traditional looking quilt but I wanted to make it for him. You can see the potential for making a great design if you look at the nine patch block diagonally butting up to the next one but I was just stash busting so I kept it simple. All washed and ready to wrap.
Thanks for popping in. Jo xxx