After some consultation with my younger one this arrangement was deemed a winner for the 1st patchwork bedspread. With the help of small hands the sewing together began.... ....and in a pinch under 2 weeks it was completed.
I completed my first patchwork bed spread over the weekend. It really was a (mostly) enjoyable and satisfying process, from collecting, to piecing, to sewing in the last piece. I backed it with a spare polar fleece blanket which was a nervy experience, as the stretchiness made the pinning and sewing a difficult and at times colourful verbal task. Then last night when I tucked the polar fleece side under her chin, all was forgiven and forgotten.