Friday, March 16, 2018

Midwinter Blues

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:
Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Finale. 

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 Barb originally made it for our dear friend, Mary.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!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you like this quilt. It just said "diane" when it came back to me from Mary's. I hope spring will bring with it more energy and sunshine for you Diane!
    What a nice post.