What do you do when someone gifts you fabrics that you love? Stash them for a future project for someone else or do you know they are just for you? I have real trouble using fabrics for someone else's quilt when they were selected for me. I'm not sure how many quilts I need just for me...little old me.....but it's more than one - that much I know. I've posted my Birthday Confetti quilt and 60th birthday quilt as they are both made with fabrics that were given to me and I love. And they are mine. All mine....
Many of the fabrics in the quilt on the left were sent to me by my daughter-in-law's mother after a visit to Chicago to see us. There are special fabrics in here that have meaning to her/us: butterflies which she loves and water-like fabrics to represent their cottage we visited outside Kingston, Ontario. I added some fabrics to blend with them, including the reddish fabric you see to represent the feldspar mines (quarries?) near their cottage.
Back with knock-off Minkee -- yummy!
Turtle Crossing. Don't you love it?
I've named this quilt "Road to Verona" as their cottage is near Verona, Ontario and the pattern is "County Lines" I think. I love it for what it represents and don't think I could ever give it to anyone other than them or our son/daughter-in-law. It has been a favorite watching TV quilt over the last two winters.
Do you have quilts that are special in some way and they can only stay with you or a select few? Who could appreciate a quilt more than the lucky person who was gifted the fabrics?
The sign below is for laughs. This is a legitmate sign on a side road near their cottage reminding drivers to watch for turtles during the summer months. Gotta keep that camera -- this is one of those pix that makes me smile everytime I see it!