I have the most wonderful small group of quilting friends that I get together with every two weeks to stitch and quilt with. We always treat each other really special on each person's birthday and when I saw this free project by Cheryl Goss from Willowberry Designs, I knew exactly who I was making it for. It took me a little longer than expected but I finally finished it and gave it to her...sorry Amanda that is was so late :)
Amanda has lovely country decor in her home and I went with a tea-dyed heavy muslin for the background and country colors for the flower. I used perle cotton from DMC to do the Blanket Stitching around the outer edge. One layer of batting inside.
On the back, I used a warm golden homespun that came in a huge lovely box of scraps I won from Kim a few months ago. It's a good thing it was in the box because I don't have homespuns and this was the perfect backing for Amanda's style!
You know spring is almost here in the Maritimes when while driving on a 10 mile trip you travel through a rain storm, a hail storm, a snow storm and then sunshine! Around here, we always say the weather forecast is whatever you see when you look out the window lol! I am anxious for some green grass! My sister's 40th birthday was yesterday and two years ago on her birthday it was hot enough that we celebrated on her porch with a large BBQ wearing our shorts and sunglasses. Not so lucky yesterday.
Happy Stitching and God Bless!