. . . . as promised a fair bit ago . . . .
The History of Maggie’s Graduation Quilt
When my daughter Maggie and her friend Danielle were sewing together as pre-teens, they decided that someday they would make a quilt entirely out of dotty fabrics in bright colors. This was the origin of the idea for Maggie’s graduation quilt, because I wanted to surprise her, but she hates surprises. So I asked permission to make the dots quilt she and Dannie had never gotten around to. With a general permission granted, I could now surprise Maggie with the actual quilt, and still know that my project was a safe “surprise” for her.
This quilt was so much fun to make; the more blocks I made the more blocks I wanted to make. With such a simple block design, the colors of the wonderful dots began to take over. Holding all these patterns together into the same quilt took a very strong border, and the royal blue used in the border is the only piece of fabric I bought in Paris on a family trip in 2004.
And eight more quilt stories to go.