I got this fabric so long ago I can't honestly remember when; I just know that the line is discontinued. It was a sort of grab bag purchase, and I looked at the fabric for a long time before I decided what pattern to use. I didn't want to cut it up and lose the patterns, and I auditioned hundreds of patterns in my mind. I finally decided on this simple pattern, but when I had the top done, it was a little narrow. What to do? I started looking for fabric from that line, and I finally found a piece on Etsy that someone had used as a table runner at a wedding; it was about 24" wide and about three yards long. I cut it up in such a way as to use it all up and make a border. Again, not fancy, but for sure the best use of the fabric.
I had been meaning to get it finished for the past year or so. Turning tops into quilts is my weak spot. I could make tops forever, but the sandwiching and quilting is not my favorite part. Anyway, I had to get this done because I found the perfect recipient for it. A young woman I know was to join us for Christmas. She wants to study fashion, and she always admires my quilts. I actually cranked this out Christmas Eve morning before she came, and then at the last minute she wasn't able to come because she caught the flu and didn't want us to catch it, which we appreciated. My sister got the quilt to her a few days later and she loved it.
It felt so right giving this quilt to such a nice person. I had thought I would keep it for myself, but I've enjoyed looking at it (and then not looking at it when it made me feel guilty) long enough. It's good to get it out in the world and around someone to give warmth and joy. That's the whole reason I quilt!