Many many many months ago we were invited to an old high school friend's wedding in his adopted home town of New York and in a weird case of denial, probably brought on by the recent intense "don't leave my side-ness" of the youngest child* it only dawned on me three weeks ago that it was all really happening. Soon.
And that's when it also hit me that perhaps I could make a quilt for the happy couple. And then in the next second I realised that would be crazy given the time constraints. I fired off a text to a quilty friend:
"Just realised I should have made J & E a quilt! Too late now?"
To which she, enabler that she is, responded, "Nah not too late. Big squares!"
Fast forward a couple of hours an I had pulled tonnes of fabric off the shelves aiming for a version of the "Avalon" quilt from Material Obsession 1. Fast forward a couple more hours and I had this
Then for some reason a few days later I thought I'd send the bride-to-be an email enquiring about her tastes in homewares, favourite colours and so on. The reply was along the lines of, "J (husband-to-be), would say I have eclectic taste. I love all colours, especially blues and greens. Don't really like reds and oranges."
So it was back to the drawing board and a few weeks later I have this
A disappearing nine-square patch made entirely from the stash (insert little happy dance), including some vintage fabric in the form of a pillowcase sent to me awhile ago by Andi. And I know for a fact that the bride loves op-shopping ... or the American equivalent.
And because it was a windy day and because, well, I do actually really love this quilt I thought we'd just snap a few more shots together ...
Sigh. Yes it will be hard to let this one go. But I am quite chuffed to think of it sitting elegantly flung onto a sofa somewhere in NYC. Did I mention the bride also works for Martha Stewart? No pressure or anything.
But first for some quilting and binding. This baby needs to be on a plane in two weeks time.
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* the eldest on the other hand couldn't care less so long as she's having the holiday of a lifetime at the grandparents place who have recently installed a "Secret Garden". She is in Mary Lennox heaven at the thought.