It's been a while since I've posted, and I apologize for that. Life just... sucks you in sometimes, no?
I figured there was no better way to get back in the proverbial saddle than to link up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
My entry for this spring's festival is none other than my recent Warden's Cross quilt, made with the fabulous Stars and Stripes line for Riley Blake Designs.
This throw sized quilt was designed for Cutting Corners College over at RBD, and there's a full tutorial posted there. It's my first original pattern, and it's named for the seriously awesome man it was made for.
Y'all.... getting to give this to my grandpa was huge. I've talked about how much I've been wanting to go home for a visit, how close we've come to losing him this past year. The kid and I managed to make it home to give it to him, and my heart was so full when we gave it to him. My grandpa has Alzheimer's, and part of me is sad to say he didn't recognize me at all... but the other part is overjoyed at how happy interacting with the kid made him. How he smiled when he saw his name on the label. How he felt the quilt in his hands, over and over, and inspected every block, every stitch, every corner. How he knew it was him, even though he didn't quite know why. It was a good trip and the Warden's Cross is now hanging out in the common room of his nursing home, available for any and all patients to use.
Do you see his smile? Makes me happy, and proud to have designed this quilt for him.
I'm linking on up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival... and I'll be around more. I've been working on a craaaazy Crown Royal quilt (the liquor that comes in those purple bags) for a coworker, and it's consuming me, but I've got some fun stuff on the way... including some more tutorials over at RBD!