Over two years ago my fella and I were in a bind, as life goes.
I had a great high school girlfriend that offered to employ my new crafty ways.
She sent me a box of clothing that I oh SO remember her wearing.
I had so much prep learning how to sew with non-cotton material.
Come up with ideas of how to make this into a memory quilt without it being so ...traditional.
This is what I came up with.
The only deal that I made for myself when I got this task is that I was only going to work on this when I could pour love into it. I didn't want to be guilty stitching or be angry with it in any way.
Yes it took me 2 years..but it's pure love.
This is right when Melissa and I started up 'A Lovely Year of Finishes'
this was my goal for many many months.
even the back was a goal!
I was a wee bit paralyzed by the quilting on this.
So I sent this away to Orchid Owl Quilts and I got back a goldmine!!
I even tacked down the binding by hand...seriously a ton of love.
I learned I'm not a commission kinda gal...but that didn't stop the joy it was to work on this quilt.
I am SO sad it had to go away.
I might have already sent Vicki of Orchid Owl Quilts a quilt that will live on my bed. No more sending away all the good stuff.