Friday, March 19, 2010

Hidden Stars is on it's way to it's new Home

Posted by Strlady at 7:15 PM
I recieve my Hidden Stars quilt from Margaret this week. I was hoping it would arrive so that I could put the finishing touches and send it with my daughter to it's new owner but unfortunately I could not bind it in time.


I did put the final stitches on it this evening, threw it in the wash to get the appropriate wrinkles and it will go out in the mail tomorrow.


I saw this pattern a while ago and knew exactly the fabric I wanted to use but after waiting for the precuts to become available and starting the process of piecing I was not very pleased with it. It is going off to someone very dear to me and although in my mind this was the pattern I wanted to use for her quilt, after it was made... I was not feeling it. I still sent it to get quilted and hoped that I would find that thing that would make it perfect for someone I loved so much. Margaret really worked wonders because when it finally arrived it was exactly what I had envisioned.


See, she is a quiet gal when you first meet her but strong and capable when you get to know her. Among my girls she was the goth, the one that made me roll my eyes when I saw her outfit du jour. But when I talked to her, heard her laughter (yes even the snorting), I always saw her soft and tender. I will always think of fairies with their soft fluttering wings when I visualize her and at the same time her loud persona, her outrageous ways wouldn't let me use pastels for her quilt.


Essence by Sandy Gervais called out to me for this piece but it wasn't until the quilt was softened with the flowers and leaves in the quilting that made it a perfect fit for my girl.


Happy Birthday Lindsey! 
I miss you every day.



FYI: This pattern can be found in the book Layer Cake, Jelly Roll And Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I just made it a bit larger.

9 comments on "Hidden Stars is on it's way to it's new Home"

Dawn on March 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM said...

Sandy,
You should be so proud - it's absolutely stunning!

Many Blessings,
Dawn

Jess on March 23, 2010 at 12:17 PM said...

:o( that made me sad... let me know if you need a hug too!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter on March 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM said...

It's so pretty! I love it!

Lindsey on March 24, 2010 at 11:36 AM said...

I love it!

Cindy on March 31, 2010 at 2:17 PM said...

What a wonderful, wonderful quilt! And I just love Essence!

Melody on March 31, 2010 at 9:12 PM said...

Your quilt is fabulous!

Sinta Renee on April 2, 2010 at 4:07 PM said...

Your quilt is beautiful Sandy!

bingo~bonnie on April 20, 2010 at 4:36 PM said...

I love your Hidden Stars quilt - what a beautiful way to feature a collection of matching fabrics. love your colors - and I see that Margaret quilted it for you - don't you just love her work! I've been very satisfied with what I've had quilted with her! ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Sarah G on June 13, 2012 at 1:28 PM said...

Found your blog via google. I am in love with this quilt. I'm making the same pattern but with the Kasas Troubles line for a co-worker's retirement. I can hardly wait to get started now. So beautiful.

 

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