Sunday, May 13, 2012
Finally, Laura's Quilt is Done
At least the top is. This will be set aside for a couple of weeks while I figure out how to quilt it. This quilt is an adaptation from Kaffe Fasset's "Sunlight in the Forest" found in his book, "Quilts in Sweden". When I asked Laura for fabric selections, her eyes always seemed to return to the bright, vivid, floral patterns for which Kaffe is so famous. After weeks of deliberating, I finally decided that I couldn't decide which of his fabrics best represent her and so I chose a pattern that featured almost all of them. These colors hinted at the gypsy spirit I first saw in Laura when we met in college so many years ago.
While our lives diverged after graduation as we both travelled and then settled thousands of miles apart, ours was the kind of friendship that immediately rekindled once we found each other again via Facebook 4 years ago. It was as if we continued a conversation we left off just a few minutes before. A friendship I am truly grateful for.