It's that time of year again, and I'd like to thank Amy for once again organising the Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival. And to all the lovely and oh so very generous sponsors too, a big thank you :)
So this year I thought I'd share my favourite quilt I've completed this year - French Blue. This quilt started life as a scrappy leaders and enders project I took with me for a retreat weekend. Over several weekends I managed to get all the blocks pieced, and then, as with a lot of us quilting butterflies, there they sat ..... waiting!
And these blocks waited patiently until a colleague declared she was leaving us to go live in French France! I knew I just had to make a quilt for this dear dear friend, as she had patiently watched me bring in quilt after quilt as I completed them, she actively admired and encouraged my creativity. How could I not make a quilt for her!
So we discussed colours, size, pattern, all the usual things you would consider when you are making something special for someone equally as special. So when she told me she wanted something typically French cottage chic, I knew just the blocks. I dutifully dug them out from their resting spot, a quick count up and took them for a visit to the workplace. Perfect, just perfect!
I was given carte blanch to finish the quilt borders and quilt it as my heart desired! And I had great fun in the process!
I managed to finish this quilt just in time for it to travel to Birmingham to appear on the New English Quilter Stand for Festival of Quilts.
And then brought it safely home to be wrapped and given to a very dear friend to take with her to France and not only help her settle into her new home, but also as a reminder of the good times and friends across the channel.
It was definitely a hard one to give, as I chose the blocks, pattern and especially the colours because I loved them. What more could you put into a gift?
I hope you are enjoying visiting all the other beautiful quilts in the Festival, head back over to Amys blog to the Festival Linky to continue this amazing adventure!