The sun is shining which means I can finally take a photo of Mabel's quilt. Happily hanging on the line gently swaying in the breeze it looks beautiful.
Made for Mabel by my talented mother, this quilt was a special Christmas gift. Created using a Moda jelly roll called 'little apples collection' by Aneela Hoey this quilt has been called 'Apple Quilt'. Jelly rolls are a rather fabulous circle of fabric pre cut into strips to sew into something special.
Grandma even sewed apples around the side decorating between Mabel's name.
Look at the sweet little binding around the side.
As we have sat snuggled into the quilt we have looked at the "pretty people" and talked about our favourite.
Ruby loves the "hula hoop girl and the mummy one".
I absolutely love the colours and the slightly vintage feel to the sweet little characters.
The different blocks look beautiful together.
The best thing about it, of course, is snuggling up into it when you feel a little bit tired. Remembering all the love that went into every stitch.
It probably feels even better if it is stolen from your sister!
A Christmas gift to treasure.
Have you got a treasured handmade gift?