To make up for this, rather than purchase something ''materialistic'' from I decided to put some love and attention into a material gift - my first king size quilt. Quite ambitious I can tell you!
Through my etsy surfing addiction, I was lusting after this Riley Blake layer cake - Isabella.
I didn't quite have enough with the layer cake so I added a few extra pieces from The Quilters Store and planning began.
I created this beautiful disappearing nine patch quilt! I thought the sandwiching would be by far the most difficult part; this was a two person job being soooo big, but actually it was the quilting. Although a fairly simple squiggle swoop design, having used a wool batting to keep Q & M warm in the freezing UK winters, sitting under it to quilt it in the heat and humidity of a Queensland summer without aircon was challenging. Luckily for me, my machine isn't sophisticated enough for quilting so the sweaty job fell to Mum ;)