So there I was staring at the laundry label on a piece of clothing before putting it in the wash, and I started thinking hmmmm, those little symbols would make cool quilt blocks!
Really I should have left that thought right there as this quilt is probably my least favourite ever.
But no, instead I offered it as an idea to one of my magazine editors and they commissioned it!
I thought I might like it better once I saw it in the magazine, but no, not really. I mean it's okay, but as one of my members of staff said 'it's not your best, Jo'.
Anyway some people do like it (Karen Lewis for one!), and maybe you do? If so you can find the pattern in this month's Love Patchwork and Quilting (along with some really amazing quilts like that dream catcher wall hanging on the cover sidebar!).
I tried to use lots of 'laundry' inspired fabrics for this quilt, like vintage sheets, and old shirts. The back is a vintage sheet too.
I sashed it in a denim coloured Manchester linen which I thought might look like old jeans.
Unfortunately I was having some issues with my machine when I was making this and the FMQ setting kept jumping stitches. So I used a wavy line with my walking foot instead, which really didn't improve how I felt about it.
I mean the blocks are quite clever I suppose, and it's perfectly serviceable as a quilt...
...no it's no good, I'm just not happy with it, and usually I love everything I've made, not being a super critical person at all! Anyway probably lots of you will be relieved to hear we all have off days, even me!
So let's just try and forget this ever happened and instead come back soon and I will show you something beautiful I've made that I really do love!