You may have noticed that I really like quilts. I like making them. I like looking at them. I like sleeping under them.
I really like quilts that have a LOT of quilting in them. After washing they get very crinkly and drapey. They make me want to snuggle up under them.
This quilt has a lot of quilting in a mix of traditional and modern designs. I put traditional feathered wreaths in the yellow blocks and then quilted all of the background white with a more modern swirl design. The animal print blocks were left free of quilting as were the triangle star points. This makes those star points float a bit on the design. I like how the combination looks here.
I finished and washed it just in time for a show tomorrow. I love how it looks and feels after the wash. I would tell you how big it is but I forgot to measure it before setting up my booth tonight. If I still have it when I come home tomorrow I'll let you know.
My grandmother always said that you should have at least ten quilts in your cedar chest when you get married. She also said that when she was first married and had a house heated with a wood stove she slept with five quilts on their bed in the winter. Later, when I was grown and used to visit her in the winter I would sleep in her guest bed under two or three quilts that she had made. We sleep under two quilts during our Michigan winters. I still have a lot of quilts to make if the next generation of the family is going to have the proper number of quilts.
I had better get busy!