There are few things in life that truly make my heart sing. My family and friends are definitely the source of many heart songs. Last night I was cursing the evil Pinterest (evil because it sucks my time away from me and makes me feel like I will never accomplish everything I want to do) when I started to look at quilts. Quilts make my heart sing. The song is so loud and clear it is hard to ignore. For many years I ran away from sewing and sewing machines. I’m not quite sure why although I did have an understanding that my ability to resist fabric would be nonexistent. I think I stayed away to protect my finances.
Just over a year ago I started quilting and fell deeply in love. So deep that I dream of quilts and have an urge to place my lovely daughter in daycare a couple of days a week so I can just immerse myself in quilt making. Dreams all dreams. Hopefully I can show you my love of quilts and maybe you will learn to love them too. In the past year I made at least 6 quilts and I hope to make many more in the next year.
This quilt by far is one of my favourites. It was made of almost all second-hand, reclaimed fabric with a handful of scraps from previous quilts and one purchased fabric to pull it together. I also did purchase the batting as I think each quilt deserves new and luxurious batting. I used a lovely blue and white sheet for the back purchased 2nd hand. (Check out the adorable assistant!)
I made this for my lovely friend Meghan on the occasion of her wedding. Which just happened to be one of the best weddings ever. I may be just a bit jealous of her wedding.