I started this quilt for Amelie last year sometime when she told me she absolutely had to have a horse quilt! I set to work immediately but got somewhat sidetracked!
I made up the blocks as I went along. There are a couple of improvised blocks, a couple of bento box blocks and a couple of other scrappy blocks. It was great fun to make with all my scraps!
The backing comes from an old duvet cover I found in a flea market. It just matched so perfectly the colours in the quilt and is so cheery. To make it fit the quilt I added a couple of rows of half square triangles. The same as the top and bottom borders on the front of the quilt. I almost like it more than the front of the quilt - almost!
The quilt is very plump and cuddly as I used a high loft batting. I love it and can't wait to snuggle up in it as it is soooooo cold here at the moment. We had yet MORE snow today. But that is a different story.
I quilted it in "straight" lines with the feed dogs down. I reckoned that since it was an improv type quilt that wonkily straight lines would suit the quilt better than clinically straight lines.
Roll on bedtime!!!!!!!!