I think if I continue with the pace I'm on, all that I have to share from the holidays will be just about complete by mid-summer.
This incredible quilt does not belong to me, though that is my bedroom in the photo... the quilt was given to Emily by my mom and dad for Christmas. I immediately asked Em if I could borrow it, I've got such a thing for blue and green together lately - and this chartreuse with the funky mod flowers I pretty much am head over heels for. There was a tiny glimpse of it revealed in a post here , which my mom of course read. The next time I was at her house she gently commented that she had seen my new quilt on the blog... I of course quickly tried to defend myself... "oh, yeah - I'm just borrowing it - we haven't switched Emily's bed yet." Right...
There is an older lady in Northern Maine who makes these quilts, her daughter helps her now as Bernadette is quickly advancing in years. I've mentioned a little about her and these amazing quilts here . The way she whips the quilts up with the softest cottons, new and old is overwhelming to me and inspiring at the same time. She never uses batting or an inner layer of any kind. And the backs are usually a bed sheet. Because they are thinner than traditional quilts it's so easy to throw in the washing machine, no worries there. Anyway, back to the quilt that I stole from my daughter... my mom wasn't really buying my defense and asked me if I'd simply like a quilt for myself. Upstairs we went to the guest room where her abundant stash of quilts is kept. She almost always pays a visit to the quilt ladies when in Maine, and always finds at least one (usually several) to take home.
Here is the one I chose. It's not entirely "me" but was the most "me" of the collection and I love it so much, for reasons beyond the fabric colors and combination. It's funny, the top quilt says "Heather" all the way - but I love them both exactly the same. Does that make sense? I bet you all get that.
Thanks mom, now Emily can have her gift back!