So Michelle (ilikeorangetoo) and I decided ages ago to do a swap, and planned to do it in person while together at Sew South. It was meant to be something small- a pouch, oven mitts, whatever, but a bunch of stuff happened this year for both of us personally, so it looks like, unbeknownst to the other, we both upped the ante!
I decided to make her a quilt, using my scraps from her favourite fabric line ever, Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner. I didn't have much, so improvised a design based on my Liberty iPad mini cover I made, and both inspired by this mini quilt I saw on Pinterest.
I used a variety of low volume fabrics for the background, quilted it in swirly loops reminiscent of flight. I named it "Migration", and even made a groovy label ;) The back is a silky soft AMH voile, of course!
In return, I too received a quilt. But not just ANY quilt. A freaking epic all voile masterpiece that was entirely HAND QUILTED. Are you kidding me???
I died. I certainly cried. I was so overwhelmed by her work and her generosity. This is the first quilt I have ever had made for me, and it is so, so precious.
It was even touched and admired by The Great One herself!
And it has been getting plenty of use at my home. Thank you again, Michelle, for this incredible gift. You must really like me. ;) xoxox