Oh how some days I love my mailbox!
Usually my mailbox brings junk mail, bills and work. I love work don’t get me wrong…but I could live without bills and junk mail.
I love opening my work boxes and seeing what treasure I will get to work on and add something more than the owner….I love the collaboration. I love that feeling when someone says you read my mind! Even when they couldn’t articulate what I was reading. That’s always a feather in my cap!
But today I got boxes from Laura. Laura makes many of my dream projects and she likes the same fabric I like…and this time around she sent me a trade quilt. Meaning I got a quilt top returned to me…..that is mine. well sort of…I am not keeping it. I promised my Aunt I would make her a quilt as a wedding gift. Yeah her first anniversary already passed…and she moved to Florida….however she just found out an offer she put in on a house was accepted so…I think I can get this done just in time for her to be able to enjoy it in her new home. YAY! I am going to add some borders to bring it up to size….My Aunt loves the ocean and any water. So I used a line of fabric by Tula Pink called “Prince Charming” All the water colored designs ( and a few others) and I purposely chose that fabric because she has been waiting to find her prince charming for quite some time. She waited 40 some years to finally get married and I just wanted to bless her with a nice gift.
I have seen this particular quilt ..quilted in many ways. I have seen it in many colors. But I am thinking soft way lines across the whole quilt or zig-zag..because I have seen several quilted that way and I love it.
Oh and I just need to make a bit of a correction from my INBOX post. It’s a nice story and all..but it wasn’t actually Albert Einstein that was that student. So as far as I am concerned whomever it was was a smarter than Einstein. Just saying!