For a long time now, I've promised I'd show the quilt I made my parents. I made it last year, but only now did we get round to photographing it.
I call it the sea quilt. It's just about a king-size: 200cm by 220cm, or, with a bit of rounding up/down, 80" by 85". It's made in a wonky brick wall design (I'm sure there must be a proper name for it!), and I quilted it in freehand waves in pale blue thread. It's pale blue on the back, too. Let me tell you, it isn't easy manipulating a king-size quilt in the seesaw motion you need to get wave after wave. Though I love it, I'm not sure I'd do that again!
I used a mixture of fabrics, some from my local textile mill shop, that sells remains, end-of-lines and seconds. Fabric addicts among you will recognise some of Lotta Jansdotter's Bella collection (Scandi Flower and Pebble Lines), some Pure Scandi (Dandelions), Shore Line (Kelp) and Kasuri Blossoms. I bought all these from Fabric Rehab, a misnamed store if ever I heard one - I am quite the opposite of rehabilitated since shopping there!
It is a fairly simple quilt to an expert's eye, but not at all to mine. It lies on my parents bed now, parents who have given me more love, care and help than you'd think could be possible. I like that it now warms and covers them, a little thank you whispering goodnight at the end of every day.