I've been watching and spying on Amy's Creative Side blog for some time now. Every year I watch as hundreds of people post a quilt entries into her Blogger's Quilt Festival and I always think "I should do that!" and then I doubt myself, "but what would I post, what would I enter?" Time passes and I miss it entirely. This year I decided I should post before it's too late (nothing like waiting until the last minute as it ends today!).
Here is a photo of "Sistah's Quilt" before the binding went on because I was a dork and never took a picture of the quilt once it was completely finished.
Over the years I have made quilts for my children, husband and some friends but had neglected to make one for my sister. I love my sister dearly and really felt terrible when I realized this great mistake. I've made other things for her, just not a real quilt! How could I let this happen?!? I decided it was a mistake I must correct. Last year at the state's quilt festival I had the opportunity to take a class with Norah McMeeking using her pattern, Bella Bella, which is based on Italian Mosaics. I decided this would be a great quilt for my sister as she has loved everything Italian since she was a child. I didn't finish it quite in time for her forty *cough, choke cough* - oops I mean twenty-ninth birthday but she received it shortly after and has been delighted. Many of her friends question why it isn't up on a wall and she lets them know that I gave her specific instructions that she was to use it everyday because I wanted her to remember my love for her every time she wrapped herself in it.