Floret Stains Mulberry from the 'Indelible' collection by Katrina Roccella, which I loved, so then I made my other fabric choices based on the other colours. I knew that I wanted mustard fabrics to feature as well, and I already had a couple of the fabrics from the September Blue collection by Dashwood Studios that I thought would work well.
I finished the quilt over the Christmas holidays, and was delighted to make use of my Mother in law's sewing room where there is enough floor space to hold a party and still be able to lay out a quilt if you wanted to. In the past, I have made bias binding using a tutorial I found on YouTube. (Video tutorials are a god-send when you are a visual learner - I don't think I would ever attempt to make much at all if I had to follow a pattern in a book!) But I have never managed to neatly mitre all of my corners, so I took a leaf out of my mother in law's book and just cut straight strips of binding. Each strip measured 6 cms. I then folded each strip in half (wrong sides together) ironed it and machine stitched one edge to the front of the quilt. To try and get a neat finish, I hand stitched the other edge of binding onto the back of the quilt. I am certain that my quilts will always be filled with imperfections - slightly misaligned rows, hand stitching that's not evenly spaced and wonky binding, but I am learning not to let the prospect of imperfections put me off from just having a go. I am not sure if I will ever have the courage to make a full sized quilt though, so it's a good thing that there will always be babies around to lie on my little quilts!