As you may know, the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is going on for all of us who can’t make it to Market this week. It’s time to ogle some quilts!
I’m showing off Lavender Kiss
, which was formerly known as Purple Swoon. Why am I showing it off? Because I’ve gotten 3 separate thank you notes for it!
I made this quilt as a gift for my husband’s first-cousin-once-removed’s wedding. The bride is genuinely one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, the sort of person who is always smiling and nice and (more importantly to me) is never fake about it. She and her new husband are young and starting off from scratch, and her father (my husband’s cousin) died several years ago from a heart attack while driving. She’s handled this with grace, as she does everything, and deserved something special on her wedding day.
I wanted to make the newlyweds a quilt that they could enjoy and pass down to their kids. I also wanted to play more with the Swoon block, and experiment with value. It’s machine pieced and quilted on my domestic machine.
Can you guess what her favorite color is?
The wedding was last month, and within a few days of it, I received a thank you note from the bride’s grandmother for it. Later that week, I got a note from my MIL. And then yesterday I got a thank you note from the bride. I’d call it a successful wedding gift.