Hello there. It's been a while. And to be honest, I was pretty sure that it would be a while longer before I knocked on again. In fact, I felt that I shouldn't enter this Spring's festival due to the lack of co-ordinated blog and sewing activity. However, something happened to change my mind and I have decided to enter Bonadoochi in the large quilt category....
Check here for the full story but the short version is that two very dear friends of mine decided to create positivity for their family in a time where life just kept throwing them pain and part of this involved a renewal of their wedding vows. I asked them for a favourite song they had and was given "Everyone's got to love sometime" by the Korgis to work with. Bonadoochi quilt took me way long that I had hoped (nearly a year in design and construction) and is by far the biggest quilt I have ever attempted. Too big for me to quilt so a good friend did the (fantabulous) deed.
When I gifted this quilt, it took a while before either friend realised what it was all about and then the reaction was just wonderful. I think the words resonate so well. The reason I have decided to enter it for the festival is that they have recently suffered another heartbreaking loss. This is in dedication and tribute to them both and Spence senior (may he rest in peace). Beautiful people who I am so lucky to have had in my life.
Size: 90" x 80"
Fabrics: for the heart, all from stash and many have been there a while so from memory lots of Anna Maria Horner, some Joel Dewberry, a smidge of Denise Schmidt and some randoms
Fabrics: for the background - Carolyn Friedlander Architextures
Fabrics: binding: Denise Schmidt Chicopee
Fabrics: backing: Tula Pink birds and bees
Quilted: professionally (in all senses of the word) by Trudi Wood