I love the cream and sage and linen grey together. And while its a bit too small for our bed its the perfect size for cosying up in on a rainy day watching Middlemarch.That I can assure you.
This is Ms Nancy - my most recent quilty project, I've named her after my granny because there is something fresh and old-fashioned and cosy about her. I used scraps of cotton and linen (even a bit of an old dishcloth) I had lying around in the biggest squares I could cut from them - its lined with Australian wool and the backing is a sweet French cotton with embroidered polka dots I found in a sale bin. Then I quilted six cotton doilies I already had in my stash and fixed my favourite thing in the very centre - an old semco embroidery template:
On other little quilting adventures and to really test my thriftiness I made these two place mats from the scraps of the quilt. They are pretty wonky in alignment but I like them... and they certainly make breakfast a special affair.