This is my son Matthew and his wife, Kim. Sometimes she likes to be called Kimberly. Other times it’s just Kim. She’s a bright and sunny personality of a gal, and easily matches my son in energy, determination and love of a good joke. They’re great.
This is their family, taken at a family camping trip (quickly! and that’s why Emilee has no shoes on), in the mountains above Phoenix Arizona, a place they call their home. But only for another day or so, because he’s been promoted in his corporate job and they’re off to Cinncinati Ohio. I love that she would follow him anywhere, so I decided to make her a quilt to honor her love of the Southwest and her bright and sunny personality.
Ta Da! I give you “Southern Brights.” It’s a Bento Box block, with lots of wild and crazy fabrics, put together in a bundle by Fabricworm, but of course, I added a few of my own.
My favorite is the little Round Robin fabric with little round robins on it. I also like the punched-up hugeness of those flowers in the middle. Change in scale? This quilt’s got it. Change in color? Yep, yep. Change in value? Not so much (all medium fabrics) so I threw in some lights and brights to keep the eye moving.
Love the Marimekko fabric on the back, punctuated by a strip of the the Anne Kelle flowers. Alas, our Crate and Barrel outlet has closed, so now if I want those fabrics, I need to travel an hour and half–instead the previous half-hour. So I hoard my stash of these, but this quilt just called out for something sunny and bright.
I wish them all success in their new home and new state!