I actually wanted to post on a quilt that was in progress, oh, last year? But I was in the middle of getting a tax ID and was swamped and this just sat in my drafts. It has curves! Heather Ross’s “Mendocino”! A sad story! A worthy recipient! Could it get any better? Finishing off this post would be better, methinks. Not long now.
So, here’s the story. Ages and ages ago, I made one of my first quilts “for reals” for a friend of mine who had requested a sci-fi theme. I wish I had a better photo than this one, but I was young and naive and only have the one. All the blue fabrics had various versions of stars or planets or night-sky-like themes, and the bright batik “stars” were supposed to recall, well, stars. The backing was an awesome Alexander Hoffman space station print, and I even made a bag out of some truly horrid fabric with buxom ladies in scanty space outfits with laser guns. This quilt was for my guy friend and his lady friend by extension. They have recently separated, in such a way that I want my quilt back, darn it. Since it was effectively given to the man-child, it can’t go to my good friend who’s the lady half of that relationship. But, what can you do? Once something’s released into the wilds, the path it takes is its own.
So. Obviously, the lady friend, who remains a good friend, needed her own quilt. one that is just hers, reflects her interests and passions, and maybe says something about how much people (me included) value her and her passion and work. She’s one of those people who believes it’s possible to make a positive change in the world, no matter how you do it or how you get there. She loves the water. I love Heather Ross’s “Mendocino”. Perfect!
I used the Accuquilt “Rob peter to Pay Paul” dies for this, since I dislike cutting curves. I also used this tutorial in help figuring out how to piece the blocks.