You may remember this post from January when I mentioned a quilt I was making for a gift and I gave you a little glimpse......
Well....now all can be revealed.....the quilt was a gift for my dear Uncle Brian.
With Uncle Brian's birthday (a rather big birthday) in January, I'd asked him back in October what he would like as a gift. He knows I make quilts so I was thrilled when he asked me to make him a quilt to keep him cosy in the evenings when he's watching the telly.
I decided I wanted to personalise Uncle Brian's quilt by making it from fabrics that represented his hobbies, pastimes and personality. So I made a list of things I would like to incorporate. My list went something like this:
Tea made in a teapot and served properly in a china tea cup!
A glass of wine
Catching the bus
Then I hunted through my fabric stash to see what I could find. I found quite a few patterns to fit the bill but needed a few more so I searched the internet and bought a few more fat quarters.
As the main focus of the quilt was the fabrics, the quilt itself would be simple squares that would show off the fabrics.
I laid the squares out trying not to repeat the same fabrics too close together. This was quite a task as I would swap two squares and then find another two fabrics close together!
I chose this fabric with birds for the backing.....
So here is the completed quilt........
Here you can see some of the fabrics a bit closer.......bird watching, fishing....a cup of tea...
Horses, teapots and a drop of wine........
More tea, biscuits, recipes and a cowboy....
Cats, catching the bus, fresh vegetables for dinner....and of course, more tea!
Here's the back which I think is nice and bright and cheery....
I'd embroidered a label for the back of the quilt.....
It was cold when we took these photos. You can see the wood burner's churning out some smoke!
I loved choosing the fabrics and putting them all together to make this unique quilt for Uncle Brian.
When I gave the quilt to Uncle Brian, he was thrilled....here he is tucked up cosy and warm....ready for an episode of Poirot or maybe even a cowboy film!
Of course I had to try it out too!
And to finish off this post, here's Spencer looking very handsome!
Thanks for taking the time to pop by!