Can you tell I’m trying to get caught up? I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff in the midst of the last few months of crazy but didn’t have time to blog about it, so now I’m going to get everything all caught up! Hooray 🙂
This is a quilt I made for the Executive Director of our state veterinary medical association as a “thank you” for all the help she’s given me over the last several years as I made my way from VP to pres-elect to president, and gratefully now to immediate past president. She’s become a dear friend and family means everything to her, so I wanted to make her something special and not just give her the standard “spa” gift certificate that she always gets (although I’m sure she appreciates that too).
My starting point was the “once upon a time” quilt by Tacha Burecher for FatQuarterly. I’ve always been in love with this quilt since it came out in issue 39, but I took some creative liberty and made the centers pictures of her family instead of fussy cut story book prints. I got rid of the “once upon a time” on the top border and just made it a pieced border instead. I was really pleased with the outcome and she loved it, which is all that matters 🙂