We may be heading towards the Spring in the UK but outside it really is properly dreary, the complete opposite to those dreamy two weeks I spent drenched in sunlight whilst I was in Australia. I've been spoilt by my trip overseas, I no longer wish to settle for grey drizzle now that I have had a glimpse of those golden rays.
But as the chances of me going anywhere other than work, to make up the hours I missed, are very slim, I thought I might try to spread a little happiness with a "Beach" style give away.
So I am giving away this hand and machine stitched mini quilt. It had a red, white and blue striped background with blue coloured cotton lettering, edged with white hand sewn running stitch. It is made totally from reused and recycled fabrics.
The striped fabric is from one of my favourite charity shops, Age Concern. There is a small box of scrap fabric which I always look through. This fabric was brought about 3 years ago and has sat in the drawer of my 1910 Singer sewing machine cabinet, waiting for the perfect project. The blue lettering is from a pair of my son's trousers that have spent my hours at the beach, making sandcastles and paddling in the sea.
I would love this mini quilt to find a home in a beach hut, living side by side with a striped wind break and old canvas deck chair. It is quite an appropriate colourway for the anyone with the Aussie / UK double life like mine and would look fabulous on a tea tray with the best china, cucumber sandwiches and scones or next to a barbie meatfest with a few cold beers.
100% Cotton and machine washable. The quilt measures 25 x 20.5 cm
And all you need to do to win is leave me a comment about the beach and I will do some random picker thing to choose a winner in a couple of weeks. Good luck guys ;)