I started this quilt as part of a class back in July last year. The pattern is from Jelly Roll Dreams by Pam and Nicky Lintott and I used a Jelly Roll of Ruby which I had got as a Christmas present. The background is Kona Snow. I signed up for the class because I wanted to work on my curved piecing, and it was really good practice of shallower curves before I tackled my Mod Pop quilt.
However, in my eagerness to learn to stitch curves I overlooked the practical aspect of a quilt that was mostly white in a house with two dogs (not to mention my husband). And once I had realised this I I fell out of love with the quilt.
I picked it up again over Christmas when I was going through what I had done in 2012 and decided to get it finished and a home would present itself. So I put it on the Finish Along list, pieced what was left and made a scrappy binding from the Jelly Roll leftovers. Just a few weeks later we learnt that a good friend's husband had lost his long fight with cancer. Every quilt has a reason, even if we don't know the reason when we start out. Just as soon as this quilt is washed (I don't always wash quilts before I give them, but there would seem to be a light muddy paw print on the back of this one...) I will be sending it to it's new home where I hope it will bring comfort as our friend grieves.
At the end of the first quarter I'll be linking up with Leanne