I began this, my third quilt, about a year ago, when I was sick of the cold grey winter and longing to look at greenery and flowers. It’s based on “Charming Garden,” from Sarah M. Bisel’s delightful book, Fast, Flirty, and Fun.
I made a few changes from her version; I used a satin stitch to applique the flowers, omitted the rickrack, and hand quilted it. Which is probably why it took me a year to finish! But I also have great memories of working on it while cuddling up with the kids, watching movies.
I chose these particular colors for the flowers because they represent my three children. And when they saw the quilt they immediately understood the connection and knew whose was whose, which I loved.
I used a lot of fabrics from my stash for this, but the binding has particular meaning. It’s a piece of the curtains that hung in the teensy weensy kitchen in the apartment where Matthew and I lived when we were first married.
It has already been put to good use, on this day with the -12 wind chill (in Virginia!).
And here it is with fog and magenta lighting. Because Matthew was testing the fog machine, so why not?
And this makes scrap project 5/101.