Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunshine in Winter
With all of the turbulence of the last four months, I haven't had much opportunity to work on, much less complete, projects. However, I did get one small (approximately 16" square) wall-hanging done, Sunshine in Winter. It was a Christmas gift for P. at The Way I Sew It, who lives in Wisconsin.
I conceived of the project last summer when I was still living in sunny Nevada, and knew that P. would face a long Wisconsin winter. For as long as I've been making the New York Beauty blocks, I've thought to myself that they look like sunbursts. However, it wasn't until I tried to think of something cheery for P., that it occurred to me to try the New York Beauties in sunshiny colors. (You all may have noticed that I tend to be a jewel tone, cool colors kind of gal.)
Finishing up the wall-hanging was a bright spot in amongst the trials of getting settled in a new home--a process that as yet continues. I felt such satisfaction when I shipped off Sunshine in Winter. Although the wall-hanging was wrapped in Christmas paper, I was secretly hoping that P. wouldn't wait until Christmas to open it. Being a woman after my own heart, she didn't let the Christmas paper slow her down one bit, and opened it upon arrival.
There's nothing like giving something quilted to another quilter. Quilters know how to show appreciation for a quilty gift. P. blogged about it here. Her enjoyment has me walking on air.