Friday, March 16, 2018

Midwinter Blues

As I age, I become more grateful for my February birthday. Having something to celebrate in "the bleak midwinter" helps keep the blues at bay. This year, there were so many cards, phone calls, messages, visitors, gifts of coffee, flowers, and tasty treats that I never had time to feel sorry for myself! Thanks family and friends for making my birthday special.

Barb and I continue our traditional swap of 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 still get instructions for making the quilt at the following links: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Finale.

Barb's fabrics are exquisite, aren't they? Have you ever seen such deep saturated blues? And the variety of cheddar prints 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 special secret this quilt holds. Barb originally made it for our dear friend, Mary, who has passed. Now she's 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.