This beautiful quilt has been with me for quite a while now. It is a large queen size quilt, and I just never had the right backing for it.
I love working on Jean's donations. Always scrappy and beautiful.
I sat and tried to figure out how to recreate the pattern using florals. I was not sucessful, which lead me to a few minutes on pinterest....okay so it was more like an hour before I pulled myself away. Jean if you have a pattern, please let me know who the publisher is so I can order it. I know I am just making it way to complex, and my math skills are lacking lately.
Now I told you that I have had the top for a very long time. I didn't have a large enough piece of fabric for the backing. Well I still didn't....but I made myself a promise that I was going to get all of the quilt tops quilted prior to my surgery. So I had to make do.
So this was my solution. I almost had enough of the muted green for the backing...but I was a little short. So I went ahead and pieced in some blue fabric to make the backing. I centered the blue in the middle section of backing.... and tried to get the top centered when I quilting it. I was close....but not perfect.
Then I fretted over the binding. I looked through my stash for over a week, trying to find just the right fabric, one that would do the top justice.
On about day 10 it dawned on me what fabric I should use. How about the blue that I used in the backing? It worked perfectly.
Now I think this quilt is really special. And I am going to be really protective of it, I want it to go to someone that will truly apreciate all of Jean's love and hard work that went into creating it.
I have been in contact with Dallas and Madison county Dept of Human Services. I have given them my name and number. The hope is that when a local youth ages out of foster care, that Iowa Comfort can provide them with a warm bed size quilt for their new home.
So for right now this one will stay close, until I get the call.
Hope you all have a wonderful week, and make sure to stay warm.