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.