Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Be Still My Beating Heart

The fabric mule (my lovely mum) arrived last night for an earlier than scheduled 10 day visit and I've had fun unpacking the fabric, thread and batting.  But best of all, The Simple Love quilt has come to live with me!


A couple of weeks ago on St.Valentine's, the lovely Nat at Made in Home posted pictures of her Simple Love quilt - a quilt she had made for a photo shoot with her beautiful 2 month old boy for thank you cards.


Now despite those beautiful pops of pixelated reds against the gorgeous low value charms, Nat confessed that she wasn't really feeling the love.  I know. She posed the thought that perhaps it would be good for a giveaway.  I cheekily suggested that yes, she should just give it to me. And she did!

Now I'll confess that despite the photos of Baby MIH on the quilt, I thought the quilt was a mini - kind of wall hanging size but as you can see from the picture above that it's big!


This is the softest quilt I have ever felt.  It's truly beautiful.  Nat kept the quilting to a minimum with some red hand stitching around the heart blocks - just perfect.


The binding is Liberty and the backing has some lovely red Gingham and more of those lovely charms.

I am so thrilled that Nat sent me this quilt - she said she wanted a home where it will be loved and I can promise that in bucketloads. Now it wouldn't be fair if Nat wasn't to get something in return and I'm hatching a plan - thank you Nat!!


27 comments:

diane said...

Lucky you. Enjoy your mum. It's so great that she gets to visit often.

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is the perfect home for the quilt! It is much more appreciated at yours. Enjoy it, and enjoy time with your Mum!

Charlotte said...

it's so beautiful!!!!! Lucky you :-D

Heather D. said...

Ooooh, beautiful! Are you saying that we should ask our bloggy friends for the projects they've made that we love???? Just kidding....

Enjoy your mom visit!

Archie the wonder dog said...

You lucky duck, it's wonderful! Just goes to show that a bit of cheek will get you a long way ;o)

Enjoy your time with your mam!

heart of charnwood said...

Oh lucky you, and you're quite right, if you don't ask you don't get! :o)

Canadian Abroad said...

It's gorgeous! I thought it was a mini too.

dutchcomfort said...

Lucky you! Such a wonderful quilt! Enjoy your Mum’s stay!!

Toni said...

That is a beautiful little quilt! Do you think Zaki will claim it as his own? Enjoy your visiting mule!

Kelly said...

It is gorgeous, lucky you :)

Katy Cameron said...

The fabric mule hauled well! Enjoy your new quilt :o)

Sarah said...

Oh how lovely! And three cheers for the mule ;-)

ScissorsandThread said...

Gorgeous - enjoy it and the time with your Mum.

Janine said...

How sweet of Nat, this is a gorgeous quilt! Enjoy spending time with your mum :)

Flying Blind... said...

Oooh i love a bit of cheek!

Trudi said...

How very generous, just goes to show if you don't ask, you don't get! Ask Lynne, she got one of mine!

Leanne said...

Good for you, this is a lovely quilt!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Holy crap I know those LV charms! Shit! I am so glad you love this...it is gorgeous... And thank you for reminding me of Nat, after the swap I couldn't figure out where to find her so now I know where her blog is! xo B

Carla said...

Wonderful! Enjoy your treasure.

Indianna said...

Nat made a wonderful quilt there and I'm sure that you will enjoy having it, enjoy your mum time....mothering Sunday too!

Marit said...

Looks like your cheekiness paid off:) How nice of Nat to send it to you!

Judith, Belfast said...

YUM! I sooo want to make one of those! Jxo

Very Berry Handmade said...

Ooh, that's one fabulous quilt! A bit of cheekiness is always a good idea!

Collette said...

it is beautiful! lucky you! can't wait to see what plan you hatch. x

Marit said...

A beautiful gift from a good hart! So much to love about this ; )

Beth said...

Wow - lucky you! That is beautiful!

Nicky said...

Wow you don't get if you don't ask! Great scoop Annabella!