I made this quilt for a special person, some one who was generous and kind. I didn't know her well, but her character preceded her! When I found out the secretary in my husband's office was diagnosed with late stage lung cancer after being misdiagnosed with pneumonia for 6 months, my heart was very sad. I wanted to do something for her and her family. I imagined how dreary it must be to be stuck in a hospital room, looking out at a frozen, middle-of-January, Ontario landscape and thought a bright, cheery quilt would be nice to look at and snuggle under.
I had my eye on Erin McMorris's "Wildwood" fabric line for a while. I loved the bright colors, tiny trees, and bubbly flowers. It is still one of my favorites! I had a charm pack and wanted to make it go a long way. I new the colors would pop on a white background, so I started pairing up fabrics to make pinwheels. I wanted to do something slightly different, since I have made pinwheel quilts before, and I wanted to showcase some of the fabric in bigger pieces, so I added some squares into the mix as well. A bit of a colorful border and straight line quilting brought it all together.
Thanks Steph. Make sure to check our Paisley's Place quilts. These are just her 2010 quilt finishes how much do you love those quilts? Her blog is full of fun projects she has been working on. Steph, I love this quilt and alll the love and compassion you put into it. I am sure it gave the lady alot of comfort in her last days.
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