No shortage of quilt tops to choose from. We had discussed that one of our scrappy quilt tops might be appropriate and so we chose one of the ones I had made from 2.5" squares collected during 1999 in a worldwide Y2K swap. I have four of these in hand and what a great feeling to have one completed, despatched and arriving at its destination on the day of our brother's birthday.
Linda decided on an overall scrolling design and it suited the quilt well. Looks great on the back too. No quilt would be complete without having a cat scan and so CiCi obliged for us.
I had not envisaged putting magic binding on this particular quilt but in the end it was the expedient thing to do as it aided in getting the quilt finished in time. I was pleased with the choice. This image provides a nice close up on Linda's lovely stitching.
We had some wool batting that needed to be used up and so we put two layers in this quilt. The quilt's home will be Christchurch and so the double layer of wool will provide extra warmth for those cold winter nights.
Enjoy, Norman, we hope you have many more happy birthdays to come.