I thought I'd show you the quilt that I made
for my niece, Nicole, & her groom. Eric.
It's the medium size of my 'windmills' quilt (from the 'farmhouse collection').
I had such fun making this quilt.
I've included photos of the different 'windmill' blocks (that are coordinated),
& then also a photo of the center block - that I call
the 'Amish block' - or the humility block,
where each of the 'blades' of the windmill are from each of the other blocks.
. . . Just to remind the young couple that even though things may not always
be perfect. . . they are still a part of the whole & have their own beauty.
It also is a reminder that no one is perfect - except God.
The pastor that oversaw at their wedding ceremony,
gave a wonderful talk about this,
& so it had great meaning to them when I explained it to them.
(. . . I just love it when that happens!. . . Thanks God!)
The quilt is what I call 'snuggle size'
- perfect to snuggle under for a nap -
or to snuggle together to watch a movie on a snowy day
(Like what they have been having!)
The last photo is of my block one for the 'Beyond the Cherry Trees' quilt.
The blocks were offered as a free download each month a couple of years ago,
& I was good about downloading them. . .
. . . just never good about starting them.
I'm thankful for that now - as I've been seeing some of the finished versions,
& I've fallen in love with one that uses mostly French General fabrics.
So, it inspired me, & that's what I'm doing (heaven know I have enough of them!).
I'll post them as I get them done. . . (this one is going to take awhile though - as there are 25 blocks & appliqué borders as well!
But I've been loving getting to sit & work on something that is wonderfully vintage
& it's the perfect mix of being 'Baltimore-y' & 'primitive-y' at the same time.
I hope you are enjoying these wonderful days. . . between Christmas & New Year,
they feel wonderfully quiet & the perfect time to reflect & plan,
& to simply enjoy the days. I know I am!
(p.s. I'm working really hard at getting the PDF patterns ready & uploaded
to the website. . . it will be soon!!!)