it was my second quilt. ever. my first being a crib sized quilt that i made in a beginner's quilting class at Spool, my favorite place in philly. i dunno, something clicked when i made that quilt, and then, when i found anna maria horner, well let's just say, the stars converged, the earth orbited the moon, it was crazy and everything made sense!
it's made up of a lot of anna's garden party. it has to be my all time favorite fabric collection. (yes, yes, i know i have only been quilting for a year, but i am confident it will always be my fave.)
of course, making this quilt was not easy. like i said, it was my second quilt, and i went from crib size to full size. add to that that my sewing machine was on its death bed this year, clinking and clacking to the bitter end, and a ton of cutting on a tiny cutting mat at the dining room/kitchen table, now the "sewing room", and you get a ton of work!
but now our bedroom is a sea of color, with me adding more every day. and that small quilt on the wall above the bed, that was my first quilt, beginner's quilting, which i am, prouder than proud to say, is now a class that i teach!
isn't is nice when things make sense.