It begins here…
…with fabric by Sarah Jane. A relative of mine fell in love with her work and asked me to make her a quilt for her daughter, who has a name similar to mine.
(I couldn’t say no.)
I found the pattern on Michael Miller’s Website, and followed it exactly.
I made it over the break between Christmas and New Year’s. You can see my husband’s nutcracker collection on top of our hutch.
I trundled it off to my longarm quilter, and she did a quick turn-around. It’s always a happy day to pick up a quilt from Cathy. This fabric is very silky, and I enjoyed working with it.
And on my birthday, I declare it done! Happy New Year, Happy New Quilt. This is Quilt #176 on my list of 200 quilts. I never thought I’d reach 176 quilts. If you haven’t started your list, do so now.
We chose a pattern called “party ribbons” for the quilting, as it fit in with the theme of the fabric.
The backing has unicorns with touches of gilt bushes.
I packaged it up and sent it off, the people in the Post Office helping me find just the right box.
(I love my post office.)
I didn’t label it because it was going to live at someone else’s home, but if I could, it would look like the one above.
Rebecca sent me this photo of the quilt on her daughter’s bed. So glad they both like it!