As you can see, I totally failed to get pictures before this blanket got put into action! The squares are from various fat quarters I have picked up here and there with plans for a new blanket.
The sashing it around the blocks is a printed cotton that we picked up in London last year. I originally had plans to make it into a skirt for dancing, but it was the perfect choice for this quilt instead!
I have been reading a fair few quilting blogs recently and I came across this method of finishing the quilt by tieing it and I wanted to try it out! It takes a lot longer than stitching in the ditch machine quilting. Or maybe that's just because I do my hand sewing in front of the tv?
As it's eventual destination is the pile of camping blankets it's backed with a thickish cotton wadding and beige fleece. I do not like beige as a colour usually, but for this blanket it was the perfect choice.
In the mean time we now have a lovely bedspread and I need to get on and tidy the bedroom to match the quilt!