I'm so happy to show you two quilts.
Day For Night, #1
42" x 50", 100% cotton, machine-pieced, hand-pieced, hand-quilted
The idea behind this quilt came out of one of those nights where I just couldn't get to sleep. I had so much stuff on my mind - not big stuff, just A LOT of stuff, random stuff - and I knew that I was going to need a nap the next day - highly unlikely in reality. I am one of those people who needs a solid night's sleep or I just feel funky the next day. The piecing on this was completely random . . . just like all that stuff that keep popping into my head. It took me only 26 hours to hand quilt. I am so happy with this quilt and really enjoyed putting it together. I absolutely love it and want to try another.
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Bleach Blanket Solo #1
46 x 60" machine pieced, machine quilted
This top has been laying around for way too long and one day I just decided to go for it. It is based on Ruth Finley's pattern, Streak O' Lightning (1929), and made with Jennifer Paganelli's gorgeous tropical cottons and Kona Chartreuse. Working on this gave me new respect for machine quilters, particularly those of you who do it on a standard machine.
I have a vision of laying on this quilt on a beautiful sunny day, with the perfect summer read and a cold drink by my side. I'll wash it every time I use it and by September it will be the softest thing. I'll probably fall asleep on it, the book unread and the drink, warm.
I guess I better bring both quilts - and the sunscreen.