Monday, December 1, 2008
I wanted to make each of my 3 sisters a lap quilt. I needed practice on my longarm...I told myself (and I did need practice). I got to shop for fabric I thought would match their personalities and their homes and shopping for fabric is always fun. But none of that was as much fun as watching each of them unwrap their quilts. Although we live in different states we get together with our families at Thanksgiving each year. This year we rented a large cabin in Gatlinburg. The sister on the left is Elizabeth from Chicago and she likes big bold designs and any shade of color in the purple family. Next is Betsy from Memphis and she is always redoing her home (she loves to decorate and is really good at it) but right now she is interested in lime green and pink with a faded denim blue, robin egg blue, and touch of red. On the right is Susan from South Carolina. Her home has the feel of a country home in England and has several fireplaces and is full of books (she just needs a large dog sleeping in the corner but I don't think that is going to happen). My hope is that they will be able to curl up under these quilts this winter with a good book.
Posted by Nancy Wheatley at 10:14 AM