Friday, March 17, 2017

On The Table

Here's the Peppermint Swirl quilt on my dining room table. I was pleased as I was designing it to discover how perfectly it fit on the table.

As I've been showing this to friends and coworkers since I finished it, they've all asked where this one is going. "It's staying with me," I say.

"I'd keep it too," most of them have replied.

The idea for this quilt came a little over a year ago when I was talking to my friend Julie and I told her I wanted to make a red and white quilt for my table to use in February, as an homage to Valentine's Day. I didn't have enough reds then, and didn't have any idea of a design. When I don't know where I'm going, I don't just jump in. I set the idea aside to germinate and grow. The idea percolated in the back of my head until August and September, when I finally got fabric and got going.

I remember when I was making it and I just wasn't sure it was working at all. Check out this post, and this one, when I finally got it. I didn't give up, I didn't settle. I just kept pushing. I knew there was a great quilt in there somewhere.

Now it's in great company. Literally!


Nancy J said...

The reds are winners. Beautiful, and what a super size.

Linda Swanekamp said...

What is not to love about juicy reds? I loved following the process! Thanks!

Brenda said...

Looks great with that barn quilt too!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love seeing where you hung your SSOBB quilts! Peppermint Swirl is a beauty!

Pat said...

Beautiful quilt and perfect for February ... or any other time you are feeling festive. I'd keep it, too. :-)

Pat said...

Just revisited your earlier posts and you were so right to hold off.