Friday, March 16, 2018

Midwinter Blues

As I get older, I’m more and more grateful for my February birthday. Having something to celebrate midwinter keeps the blues at bay. This year, there were so many cards, phone calls, Facebook messages, impromptu visitors, gifts of coffee, flowers, tasty treats, and surprises in the mail, I never had time to feel sorry for myself! Thanks family and friends for making my birthday special.

Barb and I continue our tradition of swapping doll quilts (or the like) on one another's birthdays. This year's quilt from Barb is called "Midwinter Blues" and was originally designed by Lori DeJarnatt of Humble Quilts for her 2014 blog sew-along. You can get instructions to make your own at the following links: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Finale.

Barb's fabrics are exquisite, aren't they? Have you ever seen such deeply saturated blues? And the variety of cheddar prints she used makes the quilt sparkle.

She also chose one of her favorite designs for the quilting—an overall teacup pattern, machine stitched with silk thread. 

Want to guess what's on the back? It’s always a surprise.

If you look closely at the label, you'll see the secret this quilt holds. Barb originally made it for our dear friend, Mary, and has now entrusted it to me. Thank you Barb. I’m honored by your gift!

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.