Before Christmas I went through the trauma of losing my Liberty quilt in the post – amazingly and miraculously three months later it was found and safely dispatched to the lovely young couple it was intended for, their wedding present. Since then we returned to our home in France to hibernate the weeks away and ended up having one of the coldest winters in memory. The snow fell and froze solid and living in the middle of nowhere with no chance of escaping until the thaw, we were stuck in the house for ten days which meant I could ignore the housework and start my new project.
One of my favourite magazines is Quilt Country – I found this pattern, scatterings of appliqué birds, flowers and bees to cheer me up and give me hope that Spring will arrive soon. I have now started the hand quilting which will keep me amused for some time - afterwards I will post a picture of the finished hanging.