A few years ago, when I was learning to quilt, I took a class at my local quilt shop. It was an unstructured class; you turned up and the teachers guided you through whatever you wanted to make. Everyone was working on different projects, and we learned by watching the teacher explain things to classmates.
One of the things I made was this quilt, using Abbey Lane’s ‘Garden Party’ pattern. I had never heard of stack-and-slash, raw-edge appliqué or fusible webbing (like Vliesofix) before.
One of my favourite things is the stack-and-slash cream background. Using a variety of cream fabrics gives an otherwise plain background a lovely texture. I like it so much I would be tempted to make a whole quilt just like this, without the appliqué.
This quilt, along with my recycled jumper blanket and my knitted blanket, is one of my nanna-nap blankets, perfect for winter evenings. (With all these blankets, it is hard to tell that I live in a mild–warm climate where the average daytime temperature in the coldest month is 18°C, which is about 65°F.)
I had leftovers, so I made a matching cushion.