The day after Christmas Day - I went shopping and bought myself this wonderful book: Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts
There was one project in the book, that stuck out to me - a wall hanging of 2 little birds sat on a tree branch. I imagined it immediately on Maddy's bedroom wall and so I went shopping for fabric and set about cutting it all out. Later on that evening, whilst working on the wall hanging when everyone else had gone to bed, I just kept thinking about a lady called Tawnya. I knew of her through a community of sewing mamas on a forum I visit often. She had been battling cancer and her strength, faith and courage always struck me - she passed away just before Christmas, leaving her husband and 3 young boys.
By the time I had finished cutting out the wall hanging later that night - I knew that it wasn't meant for Maddy, but was meant to benefit Tawnya's family.
So, here it is - the bird appliques have all been attached by hand (as has the binding) and the rest has been machine quilted to give it texture. It is the perfect size (34" x 28") for either a wall hanging or baby quilt and has the softest batting to make it extra cozy.
The auctions start Monday 4th Feb!