I did it!
Finished my second quilt!
Last year I made my first one - using a bag of scraps of Great Barrier Reef fabric that a friend gave me.
I gave this one to my younger daughter - but still had a full bag of even more scraps. Finally now I've evened things up and both my daughters have their own quilts made by me!
Neither of the quilts are perfect - both have some fish that decided to swim upside-down, but they are made with love and are hopefully something they can both keep and use for many years - a keepsake of their years growing up next door to the Great Barrier Reef itself!
I love the fact that a bag of scraps and offcuts like this...
Can be turned into this..
The quilt is for my daughter's single bed - but it's nice to lay it out on a larger bed to see it all!
I used a purple flower knit fabric for the backing:
The purple colour tying in nicely with some purple fish and coral on the front:
I'm so happy to have finished this project that has been waiting for months!! and also proud of my second quilt. I've still a long way to go with my quilting skills, but at least I've made 2 now that are well loved (I think) look good!
I don't think I'll be making another big quilt for a while - but would like to practice on smaller projects - perhaps some mug rugs?
Do you have any small quilting projects you can recommend?