I was a good mother this week past. He needed a new bag for his football kit he told me, what with the new term and getting shin pads and gloves for his birthday and all. So after school last Thursday we raided the airing cupboard to find something suitable.
And you won't believe what I found!
This is an old duvet my evil s-i-l got Sylv to cut down from double to single some many lots of years ago. I have been carting it around the world with me all that time because I loved the material, both the fabric and the pattern.
This evil s-i-l has always only 'bought the best' but (and obviously this will probably only make sense to Australians sorry) .....
what proves just how old this is?
They haven't been in Collingwood for years!
After unearthing the duvet offcut I kept digging and OH! MY! STARS! I found my first ever quilt.
(You get an idea of scale from Pr. C-W and DestructoBoy on either side.)
Well, the top and the back of it but they are sadly unlinked. I think I may go to my local group of quilty old ladies.
Yes those are badgers on the back. There is a reason, I won't bore you with why.
The front is a 5x5 nine square patch and the fabrics scream 'Trash Can circa 1990'. Quite honestly I wouldn't choose them now but I know I loved that green back them. And the blue floral too. One of the reasons it was so long being finished (the top was completed in 1993) was tracking down that blue. Not a place in Melbourne could furnish me with any. I ended up tracking some down in Glenrowan or somewhere up there when CK was over for his first Aus trip.
Something else to add to my 'must finish one day' list.