|I am an PEI water babe and use water related themes a lot in my work!|
This is a smallish quilt of Margaret Rolfe’s design that I started earlier in my quilting career. Like many of us, I tend to “save” pieces of fabric for special projects. Over time I have also learned that the longer you save these pieces, the harder it seems to be to make that first cut and commit them to a piece. Well, I have been undergoing a transformation of sorts and am now of the mind to use whatever, whenever and however feels right! The backing for this quilt is a piece of my stash of Hoffman sky fabric that I loved so much I bought about 10 meters....and used small bits here and there, but always keeping the biggest hunk for that special quilt I was sure to recognize needed it....and so the fabric sat on my shelf and I bypassed it over and over again.
Well, I needed a backing, I was tired of looking, I spied the Hoffman in a stack, held it up against the top and bingo! It was just what I needed! And I have lots left! So, I basted and hand quilted - a luxury these days! - and am now finishing up the binding. It will feel good to finish and have one more project off the UFO list! And it will feel good to share a favorite fabric with a favorite little guy! And hopefully my little grand-nephew will enjoy having his own dolphins to watch and swim with in his dreams....
I missed hooking up this week but you should go to The Needle and Thread Network and see what my fellow Canadian quilt bloggers are up to!