because today I've been commissioned to finish a beautiful vintage quilt.

The quilt has been made mostly from clothes from the 40s and 50s and the prints are so varied and gorgeous.

It has been made by three generations of women and I'm honoured to have been asked to finish the hand quilting.

It is a very large bed quilt and the hexies have been appliquéd onto a pretty blue backing.

Quite a bit of the hand quilting has already been done, though it's still going to be a fair amount of work.

It is a special task and one I will thoroughly enjoy!