Oh, I am SO late joining this. There is one day left but you know what? That's okay. I've been browsing and will continue browsing all the wonderful quilts and blog notes about each until I get to them all. Such inspiration!
Amy, of AmysCreativeSide, is once again hosting the festival extravaganza. Thank you, Amy! Your quilt 'shows' are iconic, as far as I am concerned. A special thanks to all the great sponsors also, your support is generous!
If you, readers, have been hiding under a box or in a hunting blind like I have been the last week or so, click on over with this link and enjoy the show.
For my entry, I am enering my Pink Trip Around the World quilt. There are a couple posts on this in my blog history and I am linking those here for you.
However, the short version of this is I started this as a mystery quilt with an online group of quilters. I chose to challenge myself by making 2 sizes in 2 different colors palettes using only stash fabrics. I chose colors I don't normally care for, pink and peach. Both turned out beautifully.
This pink one, though, it took on a life of its own and touched my heart in the process.
About 6 months after completing the top, I felt the need to dig it out and finish it. I just knew it had to go to my friend. I contacted her husband to confirm he thought it was a good idea and put it on the frame to quilt. I had no notion of the quilting pattern but decided to just start. I ended up with meandering daisies.
The note I received after I sent it (Post 2) just confirmed it for me.
Lessons learned on this one?
1) If your instinct is to "go with the flow", let go and just go. There's a reason and you won't know why until later.
2) Step out of your comfort zone in using colors and fabrics. I never would have thought the calicos and pastels would be so pretty, but they were and I loved them.
3) Reach out and give of yourself, if you feel its the right thing to do. Knowing the recipient or not knowing them well, it doesn't matter. If your gut is saying do it, do. I feel honored to have had the privelge of sending a gift form her mom and frankly, I don't think there is any other way to describe how that came together.
4) Angels exist. :)
Thank you for stopping by!