I thought I would share with you Penny's Quilt.
No, this isn't Penny. This is my daughter Sarah.
Sarah and her boyfriend Olly had dreams of one day owning a campervan. Well, after much debating and deliberating they bought a real beat up old wreck of a VW 1965 Split Screen Campervan. After many months restoration she became a little beauty. She was given the name of Penny!! Probably because she cost quite a few!! Penny is their pride and joy. They decided that after University they were going to take some time out and travel around the UK coast. We parents had our doubts. Those of you old enough and wise enough will know why we had our doubts. She managed to get 5,000 miles and just two days from their journey's end before having to be taken back to the garage to be made well again. Once in The Lake District she decided that she didn't fancy going up those hills and refused to budge. As luck would have it a kindly chap stopped and asked if he could be of help. He was South African and said that his job was ..... restoring campervans!!! Even better was the fact that when he told them what was needed to get her going again it was his turn to be amazed when Olly said he had the spare part in a box of odd bits that he had bought with him. Job done and off they went.
Then came the question. Mum, will you make us a quilt for the journey? Yes, I heard myself reply. They wanted one with campervans on. We set off on a mission then to find a pattern. I cannot remember the name of this pattern but I bought it on the internet and it was for a wall hanging. I cut out and Sarah learned to chain sew as we were up against a tight deadline. The vans are appliqued and should have accessories in the shape of surfboards and barbecues and beachballs but as I said we were up against a deadline and they weren't that bothered about them being there. Phew!! I can honestly say that the only piece of fabric I bought for this quilt was the backing. Everything else came from my stash. The binding was made up using all the leftovers from cutting out the vans. It will not win any prizes in the quilting department as it was simply machine quilted in the ditch with invisible thread. Having kept them warm all around the Country it is holding out reasonably well. One day they will have matching cushions. They are still in a dark place. ( Stop nagging me Oll).
My favourite block - a pink campervan. Well what would you expect of me? One thing that amused me. I loaned the quilt to a local Church that was having a craft display and someone had hung it at the front of the church above the altar. I called the quilt " Run to the Sun" but maybe it was going somewhere even higher.
On Sunday we went for a drive over to Dunster. I have previously shown you Dunster from the coast. This is Dunster Castle and it is a beautiful place. It is a National Trust property and we love to wander around the grounds.
The views are just amazing and it is one of my most favourite of places.
I imagine just simply being able to sit in this spot with my sewing and looking out to sea.
I am very late with klosjes reporting but total now stands at 105.