The sun is shining and I’m happy to reveal that after a bit of a last minute panic I’ve sort of finished my make with the lovely Tilda Candy Bloom fabric ready for my Blog Hop day. ‘Sort of’ because the quilting isn’t finished but what can I say, work got in the way of creating!
Natalie from Stitch Craft Create generously sent me oodles of this fabric and I initially struggled with just what to make but the colours of this line are red white and blue and our Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday this year so I decided to go patriotic.
A Union flag cushion was my first thought and then I heard about a book published about the Queen’s Christian faith.
and this quilt block seemed very appropriate
The Cross and the Crown
I wouldn’t consider myself to be a royalist but I do admire all the Queen has done for the country and how tirelessly she works, I mean how many 90 year olds do you know who work to the extent she does! So in honour of the Queen I give you the Cross and the Crown lap quilt.
If you’d like to make one for yourself then the pattern is a freebie from MacCall’s Quilting and can be found here. I added a wider border and four churn dash cornerstone blocks to make it a bit bigger. Those churn dashes pick up the central design of the other blocks well don’t they?
I’m not really a ‘red’ person but these reds are a lovely soft red, I think the one in the above photo is my favourite but it’s hard to choose because they’re all so nice!
My plan for it now is to do some hand quilting using red thread to highlight those crowns – watch this space 🙂
As Natalie was so generous with the fabric I’d like to offer some of the leftovers as a give away prize. All you have to do is comment on this post telling me where you come from and what you’d make with it – easy!
I shall draw a name out of the hat on 26th May so you’ve got a bit of time to enter.
And for another chance to win some of the Tilda fabric go here to join in with Stitch Craft Create’s own give away.
There is one day left of this Blog Hop and tomorrow it’s the turn of Ali from Very Berry Handmade.
Until next time,