A very big thank you to Nicole for getting me hooked on this quilt. It was tons of fun to do...Spice Cake pattern by Mary's Cottage Quilts and the fabric is Hopscotch by Chloe's Closet and MODA. Thank you Nicole...you were my inspiration!
I had my trusty quilt holder, AKA DH Andy,standing on the front porch holding up this quilt. It's really pretty big, so I asked him to stand on his tip toes, which is not so easy for him...he has a very bad knee that is going to be replaced in September...He did just what I wanted him to do so I said, "You're just wonderful"...he thought I was done when I said that and started to fold it up...
I told him I was going to have to fire him as the official quilt holder in our house...he seemed to like that idea way too much...so I quickly told him I was just kidding.
Nicole also mentioned the other day on her blog, how nice it is to be a quilter and to have quilts waiting for an owner. I had made this just because I loved it when I saw it and didn't have a plan for it. Well, last week we got an e-mail from a gal that Andy used to work with, telling us that another gal that he worked with had found out on Wednesday after an MRI that she had a large tumor in the frontal lobe of her brain...Thursday to the neurosurgeon...surgery on Monday. She's doing well, the surgeon is confident that he got it all, he expressed that he felt it was a benign tumor, they'll get the report tomorrow. She has a long road ahead of her, lots of therapy...so this quilt is going to her. It's full of hugs and good thoughts...I love being a quilter!