Hello friends! Don't let this post title scare you off. It refers to the quilt Barb sent for my birthday, not my emotional state. Besides, how could I feel glum with this to cheer me?
The quilt is called “Midwinter Blues,” and was designed by Lori DeJarnatt for her 2014 Humble Quilts sew-along. Each January, Lori adapts an antique quilt into a small quilt pattern. You can make your own by following Lori's instructions here:
Barb used exquisite fabrics for her rendition. I've never seen such deeply saturated blues before. I also seem to have missed out on the cheddar color trend in my own fabric collecting.
As for quilting, Barb chose one of her favorite designs - a lovely overall teacup pattern stitched with silk thread. Click here for more details on how she did it.
Want to guess what's on the back? It’s always a surprise.
If you look closely at the label, you'll see this quilt holds a very special secret. Barb originally made it for our dear friend, Mary. I am honored that it's been entrusted to me. Thank you Barb!