On Thursday Jenny and her boyfriend Nathan moved in to their new home. There are now only two of us left at home.
Now, I am ok about all of this. She needed her independence, she is nearly 20 and was still having to share a bedroom. She is only half an hour down the road and her job is still in Tiptree, so she will be popping 'home' for her lunch (although I won't be here during term time). I think I have the best of both worlds.
Anyway, she wanted a quilt - a specially made quilt for her new home and she & Nathan chose the pattern a while ago: 'stacks of colour' from a jelly roll quilt book.
I had joined up for the scrappy strip swap at FQR so I knew I would have lots of different scraps - I wasn't disappointed with any of them. And some are my own scraps too
It really was one of the easiest quilts that I have made, although I had to do a slight pattern adjustment as the pattern called for 21" strips (to be cut in to 3) and the swap was for 18" strips.
Jenny was also very insistent that it was backed with a fluffy, fleecy backing - we have one like this at home and it is the most used quilt. This quilt measures about 60 x80" and Primark happen to do a blanket that big for £10!!
I love the colours in this quilt - it is so bright and cheerful and the quilt is so soft and cuddly. It is already being used
Because of the big fleecy backing machine quilting was never an option, so I just did some quilting around each block in these colours - and it came out perfectly
Not only has Jenny flown the nest, but these two have left as well. They are so adorable, but it was time for them to go: as they have got more active, my asthma and allergies have progressively got worse :-( But they are soooo cute