Pam, a friend from the Nuneaton crop I attend, came to us back in the spring with an idea for branching out craft wise. She had heard of a scheme for quilts to be handmade in preparation for the London Olympics next year, where those quilts submitted would be given to participating countries. So we had a go, and produced a quilt for the event. It was finished about a month ago, and just before we sent it off we took lots of photos, as we won't be seeing our quilt again!
I made a couple of the coloured blocks (we stitched ribbons and braid onto fabric after raiding our collective stash) and Pam and Sharon did the donkey work of stitching the squares together, backing and edging the quilt. I also embroidered a panel for the reverse with our names on. When it came to it, we were quite reluctant to send our 'masterpiece' off!!!
To record this undertaking for my Book of Me I printed a copy of the photo onto canvas paper, along with a couple of other pictures and made a double layout; very unusual for me!
The colours were dictated by a UKS challenge, but i like how the bright pages match the quilt. It didn't seem right not to stitch onto the page after all that sewing, so I added buttons with embroidery thread.
I just hope the recipients of the quilt like it as much as we did!