No surprise, this entry is my recently finished Ogee Quiltalong (Rebecca Johnson's Curlicue Crush pattern, quilt along led by Lesly, at Stitch Literate.)
This quilt was a bit of heartache, but mostly heart. It's a yet-to-be-given Christmas gift for my grandmother (who hopefully isn't reading the blog.. but I'm pretty sure she already knows I made it).
The fabric choice was a breeze. I selected 20 prints from Sunkissed and paired it with Kona Banana. The colors.. they're just her. You know? Someone can usually look at a pile of hot pink, cerulean, lime, and orange and say "BREE!". This pile was just her. It's sunny summer afternoons on her back porch, it's the warm and friendly vibe she gives off. It's generosity and sweetness evoked by a color palette.
The pattern called to me. It reminds me of those old, hanging ornate birdcages - and since birds are her favorite, it was only a natural selection.
This quilt had a few bloopers along the way. That dadblasted birdcage? It looked a whole lot more like a crying onion at one point than a bird cage: