Monday, June 15, 2009
What is it about some quilts that just seem to hold a special place in your heart? Sometimes you're not even expecting to fall head over heels in love with a quilt...but it happens. It happened to me this weekend. On Friday I started working on the Schnibbles pattern "Good Fortune" by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company. I figured it was getting close to Flag Day and the 4th of July, and I ought to use some of my Prairie Paisley by Minick & Simpson for Moda. I used two charm packs--one of Prairie Paisley and one of American Primer (also by Minick & Simpson) and just a few 1/8 yard pieces for the borders.
As soon as I finished the center medallion block with the gorgeous 3/8" finished border I knew I couldn't work on another project before finishing this one. I made the first small star block and could have made a hundred...they were so cute and so much fun...have I mentioned that I love this pattern?!!! Then something hit me...(if you've ever made a Carrie Nelson pattern you know that the directions are written as if Carrie is right there guiding you through the quilt; Carrie mentioned in the pattern introduction that the pattern title "Good Fortune" seemed to fit a quilt with 13 stars)...I decided that since my quilt was in Americana fabrics each of the 13 stars represented one of the original Colonies! Anyway...it seems kind of silly now, but it made working on the quilt so much fun!
I didn't finish in time for Flag Day, but this quilt will definitely be hanging in my front entry before the 4th of July! And I still don't really understand why I'm so taken with this quilt...perfect pattern...wonderful fabrics...the combinations of pattern and fabric...whatever it is...this is one of those quilts for me! So, has this ever happened to you? Have you ever been completely smitten with a quilt without really understanding why?