Does anything wrap you in love more than a hug? And if you can't give one in person, isn't a quilt the next best thing?
I am sharing a hug for my sister today.
She has had her share of lemons lately, and so I thought a little "Lemonade" was in order.
She loves purples and pinks...very different from my own preferences of oranges and blues and greens.
So I came up with this simple quilt, (inspiration here), with color and fabric choices that fit the bill, and didn't break the bank, Thank you Hawthorne Threads :)
Although I had my eye on a perfect tone on tone purple polka dot flannel for the back, it was really not in my fabric budget. So I had some fun figuring out a backing from what I had on hand.
The two solids I have had for
a couple years, having won them in a giveaway back in 2011! Why not use 'em?! The pink vine is a vintage attic find of my mother's, perfect! It is a coarser fabric, maybe like a flour sack material?
The binding is a solid from the same Kona bundle as the two on the back! I love the icy contrast, and how it matches the blue in the flowers perfectly, too :)
This has proven to be one of those projects which has been such a labor of love, peaceful in it's simplicity of design and construction, the joyful beauty of the fabrics, knowing how that beauty will minister to my sister.
I just can't wait to give this one away :)
|my sister, Louise, and Geoff, my hubs :) |
Finished size: 50" x 61"
Linking up with CrazyMomQuilts Finish It Up Friday!
This is also my first Q2 finish :)