5/21/10 Sorry for the mix up! Here is the correct link to my Spring 2010 BQF post. ; ) Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Thanks Amy for this opportunity…
I finished this quilt two years ago this month! I was hurrying to “get ‘er dun!” for my Guild Quilt Show. : )
It just so…sew happened that I fell in LOVE with the fabrics and color palette. I REALLY liked how they all “played” together! Fabrics I pulled from my stash…a few Moda’s, some Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, a shot cotton or two and a hand dyed for good measure. ; )
When a friend said to me, “That doesn’t go together. They don’t match.” I didn’t listen. I didn’t care. It was beautiful and magical to ME!
Once that half day class was over the quilt beckoned me. So, in the evenings I sewed together Dresden plates and appliqued them onto their background blocks.
I had 20 blocks made! During a Bee get-away-weekend I took those blocks and added a sashing! I was SO excited with my progress and this project!!!
When I returned home with the newly sashed quilt, my husband said, “It’s not big enough for our bed.” Hmmm?! So, I decided I’d add borders…words and our hands plus a few more Dresden plates!!!
Well, that sealed it. The words and hands made the whole quilt “ours!” I just LOVE it!!! : )
It’s on our bed. We sleep under it every day. : ) It makes my soul sing with happiness. What better way to fall asleep?!
Thanks for indulging me. I hope you have magical quilts in your home too…?!?!?! ; )
P.S. Here is a photo of just one of the Plates and our hands. You can see the colors and fabrics much better…