I am really in love with this quilt. It's our version of the Free Fall Quilt, put together by myself and my friends Cyndy and Wendy. I took it out Sunday morning to get photos in the early light.
As we are going to donate this beauty to our Guild's outreach committee, we enlarged the quilt to fit the dimensions needed. We added extra leaves on the white fabric below the shadow leaf to lengthen the quilt and plain borders on the top and sides.
I love how the leaves on the bottom look like they are swirling in the wind.
We bought the fabrics for the shadow leaf and the background from Creative Sisters, which is our new local quilt shop since Greenwood Quiltery has closed. Local now means going to Kitchener, the next city to the west.
For the smaller leaves we used larger scraps and fat quarters from our stashes, including fabrics from Tamara Kate, Kaffe Fassett, Malka Dubrawsky and Amy Butler.
There was absolutely no hope of us quilting this beauty before the link up because our lives are too busy right now. Cyndy's daughter and two grandchildren are visiting from Qatar. Wendy's youngest son is getting married mid July and she's sewing a lot of the dresses.
We welcomed our new grandson two weeks ago (the day after we moved his family across town). This has been both joyous and stressful as his mother ended up with an infection and had to go back to the hospital twice. She has an auto immune condition so this is quite serious for her. She is back home now and appears to be much healthier so we are all hoping she will continue in good health and the family of four can get back to normal.
Dwight and I, along with the other set of grandparents, and many friends have been pitching in to babysit both the new born and the 15 month old as Mom has been very sick and in the hospital for a couple of days at a time. We love spending time with the little ones. The new born Eli is pretty laid back so far and Gabriel is a going concern who loves to be outdoors. I'm feeling very grateful to my employers who have let me have extra time off work. Everything else has pretty much gone out the window.
I'll be linking up with Beth of Cooking Up Quilts for the Main Crush Monday link up and with Sandra of Musings of a Menopausal Melon for the Free Fall link up. Thanks Sandra for designing this quilt and holding this fun quilt along, and thanks Cyndy and Wendy for joining me in making this wonderful quilt.