But I thought it was time to complete SOMETHING, so I dug out this one, meant for a baby girl born last fall, and basted it. I quilted it with cathedral windows.....
....and backed it with an adorable Alexander Henry Monkey Bizness fabric that had the perfect colours and style with its cute flea market scenes. Love it. Panicking and wishing I had stashed more ;)
I also had one of those blissful moments that only quilters can understand, when you look in you stash for binding and find the perfect match, not knowing where or when you bought it, or what the heck it even is, other than PERFECT. See? Stashing justified. I hand bound it while enjoying a quiet, rainy afternoon on the deck at the cottage.
A simple quilt, just perfect for a little baby girl with a French Canadian heritage. Baby Renee was named for her departed grandmother, who had an inspiring 4 year battle with inflammatory breast cancer, but did it all with grace. She passed away in 2010, but had a blog about her journey, which has since had some entries by her eldest daughter. Renee was an amazing writer. The link is here if you would like to read it- bring a tissue. A great quote that stuck with me:
"It's like getting into a boat that is just about to sail out to sea and sink. There are no life rafts, no floats and no one gets out alive. Rather than trying to ward off the inevitable, why not accept it and enjoy the trip?"
A Buddhist nun describing life
A lovely sentiment that fits in rather well with my less stress project, I think.
Have a great day and enjoy the trip, my friends!