I have been traveling for work for almost a week now, and I am missing my sewing machine and working on my current projects. Since I can’t do any sewing, I thought at least I could write about it! I started this quilt around March 2005 when a good friend of mine got married. I have noticed that the habit to get so far on a project and then put it away for a while seems to be a trend in my notes about my quilt projects.
Anyways, my friend’s wedding was truly beautiful – she got married at a castle in France, so how could it have not been. I picked Provencal inspired colors for the fabrics, and the backing matches the large green print with a complementary background color (the backing and binding are the same fabric). The pattern was a little advanced for my sewing skills at the time (I lopped off the tops of most of the triangles), but I am sure my friend won’t mind.
The machine quilting is an all over “fleur de lis” inspired pattern. I have had the quilt since last July just waiting for binding and a label. The quilt goes to its new home next weekend once the label is on! Some people have asked me about giving away something I have spent so much time on, but I think that act – in the end – is what motivates me to finish the quilt. I would much rather have it being enjoyed and used that continue to sit on a shelf in my sewing room.
Happy 4th Anniversary, Stephanie and Elias!