If you've read my Quilt History posts you'll recognize a lot of the fabrics.
Isn't it amazing how you can get little pieces of fabric that are otherwise useless and sew them together and it makes a quilt which is so useful and beautiful.
The round circle in the next photo was the cover on the lid of a jar of jam we bought from a market while we were on holidays.
A block of spots!
This was the first quilt I attempted to machine quilt myself. I was using a lovely 50 year old Bernina. I didn't know how to lower the feed dogs and didn't have a walking foot but that didn't stop me. I just shoved it in and sewed, supposedly in the ditch but I was a wobbly driver. Luckily it's such a busy quilt that you don't really notice. Now that I have my super Pfaff I plan to one day do some free motion quilting over it.
"Lucky Dip" seemed an apt name. So when I was putting the backing together I pulled this fabric from my stash.
( My stash surprises even me at times).
I loved making this quilt. I worked on it in every spare moment and managed to piece, quilt and bind it within about 3 weeks. It lives on our couch for those cosy moments watching movies or reading a book in the afternoon. Every time I use it I find little surprises, or combinations of fabrics that delight me. It's one of my very favourite quilts.