Lori S and I have worked on a few projects together…I know she is a fabulous quilter/piecer…She also has a fabric addiction…. we like lots of the same designers….Like attract like.
So the first time I sent out boxes of scraps to have quilt tops made she asked for a box..I jumped at that….this is the top she made. I posted it when it arrived in December. I have had it hanging on my wall until Christmas day.
Studying it and trying to decide the best way to quilt it. I just LOVE it so much…when I love something so much I am in fear of quilting it…if it’s my own. I don’t know why. But I loved it so much I didn’t want it sitting around for two years waiting for me to decide. It finally hit me last week. On Jan First I went to a sale at my LQS and found this backing fabric which was perfect for it…4$ a yard I might add.
So I had everything ready…but quilts pinned on both of my machines..so I had to wait..I am so impatient sometimes. Finally I was able to get this on and finish it. I am so happy with it.
Anyway the name came from Sally. HA! See Sally went on this shopping …….experience, with me and Sabrina. Sabrina and I LOVE to shop and we love digging through things to find the perfect item. Life is about experiences right? Well Sally despises Ross ( the department store ..you know dress for less?)…because you have to dig and shop through a mess of everything. I find pleasure in that. Sabrina and I love all the same colors too. Bright happy colors…Sally likes calming colors like blue and green. Sally looks at all of my work and thinks I need to tame it down….but after she sees the finished product she usually likes it..( HAHAHAHA!) I am converting her. The funny thing is that when I see her work I love her work too. Sally thinks there always needs to be a place for your eye to rest…HUH? That doesn’t compute? When this quilt arrived Sabrina and I were quilting and I pulled it out…I am pretty sure I squealed..if I didn’t Sabrina did..we both loved it! Sally stopped by shortly after to visit….I said ..Sally look at this isn’t it great?…She tried in her english accent to be polite and say….For you…yes it is great. LOL. No matter how she tries to disguise her dis-like it doesn’t work..she is just way to honest….She said “It looks like Springtime at Ross”…LOL
the name has stuck..because I happen to love spring colors and shopping at Ross….Thanks Sally! I love you!