Monday, September 26, 2005
Last week I had a rant about my friend who buys good fabric for backings and how it drives me crazy because I use old fabrics, ugly fabrics, or piece my backings. Finn rightly pointed out that we are all different in our quilting pursuits.
I happen to love sunflowers. I mentioned this to that same friend a year or two ago. Saturday she gave me this quilt! It is all machine appliqued. She said she wanted to learn how to machine applique, so spent her time learning on this quilt for me. She's been working on it since last November. The workmanship is superb and I absolutely love this quilt. It is hanging in my kitchen on the front wall where I can look at it every day.
And the thing is....I would not have bought this pattern and attempted this quilt at all -- too many little pieces, too fussy, not sure my skills are up to it, etc! I am not the precise quilter she is -- we are all different in our quilting pursuits! I will treasure this quilt always.