Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Violet Quilt

It's finally finished! Inspired by Andy's win today and too nervous to watch i frantically stitched the final words to the poem I've been sewing to the back of Sophie's quilt.

I've called this quilt The Violet after the poem stitched round the edge and Sophie's middle name. It's written by Jane Taylor who also wrote Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:

Down in a green and shady bed, 
A modest violet grew; 
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view. 
And yet it was a lovely flower, 
Its colour bright and fair; 
It might have graced a rosy bower, 
Instead of hiding there. 

Yet thus it was content to bloom, 
In modest tints arrayed; 
And there diffused a sweet perfume, 
Within the silent shade. 

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see; 
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility. 

All the fabrics used are a mix of vintage, designer and donated florals that combined make an impressive bunch.

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