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Thursday, 29 May 2014

I finished this quilt. Finally.



I thought I would never finish this quilt, but today I did it. I started it back in August 2013 and thought it wouldn't take long. Do I always think that? I love it. I love the fabric. I love the circles. I love the flowers. I love the quilting. I quilted circles around (and in some of) the circles, pebbles in all the frames, and a large free motion flower in each of the "empty" circles.


In other news, my friend who I gifted this quilt to two years ago (I was surprised that it was so long ago when I looked back through my blog, it seems like the other day.) passed away last week. She lived across the road from us in Melbourne and it's a little bit heartbreaking that I couldn't just walk next door this week and attend her funeral. (We used to live next door to the church her funeral service was conducted in) The last time I spoke to her was in a paddock here. I missed her a lot. We had lots in common and thought the same way about lots of things despite a 25 year age gap. Just looking at the photo of this quilt reminds me of life two years ago. It was such a good time!

9 comments:

simplestitches said...

both beautiful quilts and beautiful memories of your friend...hugs

Susan said...

Lovely quilts with beautiful colour. Sorry to hear about your friend, the quilt is a beautiful memory of her.

shez said...

love both your quilts and i am so sorry to hear about your friend.xx

Shay said...

So sorry to hear about your friend Kris. Life holds equal measure of happiness and sadness doesnt it?

And oh my goodness- your new quilt is such a stunner- congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Louise Jane said...

What a wonderful way to remember a dear friend. Love the circle quilt. You have put a lot of effort into the quilting. I'm going to tackle pebble quilting soon.

Amanda said...

So sorry for your loss.

Great finish both quilts are lovely.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Love the circle and flower quilt, fabulous. Condolences on the loss of your friend.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finish! Remember the good about your friend.

Lotti said...

Lovely quilt Chris ... I really like it. Now you have something to remember your friend by.