When Linda showed me the pattern for this pretty quilt (by Emma of Ballarat Patchwork) it was love at first sight. My arm was already halfway up my back when she twisted it – in the very nicest way, of course! – by suggesting we each make our own version and swap notes as we go. I just love working like this!
Busy as she is (and jet-lagged as she was!), Linda wasted no time collecting her fabrics and getting down to business, but it’s taken me a little longer to send for the pattern and start my journey. At last I have my fabrics – give or take. Some are from my stash, always a good thing, but I needed to acquire the raspberry and the stripe, as well as a few fresh new greens. I may swap one or two once I see how they play together.
I could never leave out the pinks, but I’ve chosen to substitute lemony yellows for Emma’s blue fabrics. After quite a few years making reproduction and mellow-looking scrappy quilts, this is my first using a white background and I’m really looking forward to the change.
The look I’m after is light and spring-like, a good mood-lifter to work on during our winter months.