In checking back, my last Quilt Chronicles post was about 10 weeks ago. I have been resisting going forward with this series because there are some pretty un-modern and downright Fugly quilts in my repertoire. But it's always nice to look back at what you have made in years past so that you can see how far you have come. Looking at this quilt I just see "old lady" in design and in fabric.
But when I think of the person it was made for and the reason behind it, it is not ugly at all. I completed this quilt in May 2008, for my sweet cousin, Mary, as she was about to start chemo to treat breast cancer. I am happy to report that 4 years later she is doing great.
Last year, when I discovered the blogging world of quilting and modern quilts a whole new world opened up for me. Bright, fresh colors and prints and I am a happy quilter now, liking everything that I am working on these last 18 months or so.
I'm hoping to dig into this pile of loveliness that I ordered from Julie at the Intrepid Thread. She really does have the best prices and customer service of any shop I have dealt with! I just love all the Summerville prints so I ordered the entire FQ bundle. I'm thinking of using Nova's pattern and combining them with some Essex linen for the Summer Sewing Contest on Jennifer's blog. Or maybe I'll make the fabric nesting bowls for Giveaway Day. Hmmm, can they count as two things in one? Maybe I'll make them for Giveaway Day and enter them in Jennifer's contest. Is that legal?