It was both such fun and a little stressful. As I cut into the fabric, I wondered, would Terri love what I made? Or feel that I had ruined her prized fabric?
I added some solid fabric that she had sent along. Of course I did--it's why I do. :) I added a few shot cottons of my own for good measure. So many happy thoughts went into this quilt. That's the thing that happens when you make a quilt for someone you know--you are adding an extra part of yourself as you sew each stitch.
When we met good friends Russ and Ingrid in September at the coast by Carmel, I took the quilt along for a little photo shoot. We went back to the place where we had photographed the original My Swedish Ex. It's another of my favorite pictures.
I was able to add a bit of selvage into one of the blocks.
This was a very special quilt. I feel I was entrusted with a treasure, both the fabric and Terri's friendship.
Quilt Name: My Bohemian Ex
Quilt Size: 64" x 72"
Designed and Made by: Me
Quilted by Darby Myers