Serendipity...



I decided to call the block swap quilt "Serendipitous Journey". That is sort of how this whole project has been, full of surprises from beginning to end. It started because I watched an episode of "Simply Quilts" where a group of ladies do this annually. I threw the idea out there and some friends responded. We voted on the color choices and the block pattern to use. Then they sent them all to me and I divvied them out. It was fun to see each person's take on the colors and the blocks. Some of the blocks were a little smaller than others so that presented a challenge. Amanda's quilt turned out so pretty and that was a fun thing to see how she put hers together. I decided to paper piece mine to a bigger block size to disguise the smaller blocks. So there is randomness there, as well as random angles that I set the blocks at when I paper pieced them. I was really not terribly inspired to finish it until I read a note from the mother of an FA patient who sent a donation to FARA for the quilt drawing. She was late and missed the drawing because her daughter was having surgery to correct her scoliosis, but as I read her note, I felt inspired to do something for her. I was trying to think of something to do, if I had a project that I could finish up for her and realized I had the block swap quilt. All it needed was borders, batting, backing, quilting and binding. Then I realized that it contained pieces of fabric that were leftovers from the quilt that I made for my niece, Allison when she had her scoliosis surgery a year and a half ago. It just seemed perfect. And finally, the recipient has no idea that this quilt will soon be coming in the mail to them.

Serendipity....

2 comments:

Roxanne said...

I can't even imagine how excited the recipient of your quilt is going to be. It turned out so beautiful!! I'm sure she will feel like a very special girl. What an amazing gift to give Linda! You inspire me!! :)

amandajean said...

perfect...just perfect! linda, you are so sweet and caring and kind. I am sure that the quilt will be well loved. it's beautiful and cheerful.