It's Friday again, and you know what that means - it's time for…
I'm really excited about what I have to share with you today - but the story starts more than four years ago…..
In October of 2010, a very young woman in our church named Katt was diagnosed for the second time with cancer. A member of my Bible study group, she shared with us her fears and concerns for the future. I wanted to make a quilt for her, something that fit her personality. This girl was so modern and fun - she even had eyelashes on her Volkswagen Bug - that I wanted to try something really out of the box. Thus was born "Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden".
This quilt was my first attempt at appliqué. The flowers are stitched onto a piece of 70" wide antique linen that my grandmother brought back from a trip to Ireland.
It was also my first major free motion quilting project. There is a LOT of quilting on this one - echo quilting around the flowers, some detail work within them, fiddlehead ferns coming up from the ground, curls of breeze in the air, and sunshine from above. It was a beast to quilt - at the time, I was using a domestic Singer with a very small throat!
I love looking back at these pictures, made with the help of my then-nearly-three photography assistant, Lilli. She's grown up so much since then!
But now, as they say, the rest of the story!
Last Saturday morning, December 6th, while the quilt ministry ladies were all celebrating Christmas at my house, the Mount Juliet Christmas parade was taking place just down the road.
The marchers in the parade were carrying a sign.
Katt's boyfriend had a special question for her!
And she said yes!
Don't you just love a happy ending?
So let's give Katt a big whoop whoop!!
And now it's your turn!
Have you had a "happy ending" this week?
What's got you dancing the happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish -
Just something you're happy about!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!!