I’ve reached an age where the only thing I want for my birthday is not to be reminded of it, unless, of course, it’s with a birthday quilt from Barb. For that, I’ll admit to each and every one of my 59 years.
Imagine my surprise, when I opened Barb’s package this year, and found a block I’d given her for her birthday a few years back. “Wait... What?” It took me a minute to process that the block was now beautifully finished and back in my hands.
The pattern is from Applique with Folded Cutwork by Anita Shackelford. Barb echo quilted it by machine, with silk thread in the traditional style of Hawaiian quilting. Such lovely work!
The backing fabric represents Barb’s old stomping ground, New York City.
Barb, I'm humbled by your thoughtfulness. Thank you for your beautiful gift!