Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lady of the Lake

You know, I can't remember whether or not I shared a photo of this quilt. It's my Lady of the Lake and all of the blocks came from a swap that I ran about four years ago.

I had been so excited about Lady of the Lake in blue batiks. I couldn't wait for the swap to be complete. But when it was, my enthusiasm dwindled to nearly nothing. Lined up in orderly rows and columns, the LOTLs were dull and unexciting. So they got packed away.

And this past winter when the rare urge to purge struck, I came across them and decided to give them away. Kathy had made a terrific modern quilt out of her blocks and I thought she might want to make another. But I stuck the blocks up on the wall to give them one more chance before being banished and Himself came along and said, "What if you set them this way?" The man is at least as useful as he is ornamental.

I'd lost sight of the possibilities. With his help I took a new look and began assembling the blocks and I felt as though the finished project was interesting and contemporary. The local machinist worked her magic on it and the other day, this pretty snuggle quilt made its way to a pair of newlyweds who are having a party that I'm unable to attend. May their lives together be all smooth sailing and no stormy seas!


8 comments:

Janet O. said...

Himself appears to be worth his weight in fabric! This setting does give it a fresh look. I'm glad you didn't have to give the blocks away until they were a completed quilt that will be loved.

LizA. said...

I might have to borrow this setting. Mine are sitting in a box awaiting some inspiration too. Tell Himself "he done good".

Barbara Anne said...

What a gorgeous quilt and those delicious blues really sing! Hope the newlyweds enjoy it.

That was a beautiful blessing for them at the end of your post.

Hugs!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love it!!! Hooray for helpful husbands (grin)

LoieJ said...

I'm in my monthly blog reading mode. So great to read your blog. Faith in action. And having fun in the process.

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the blue and white and the setting. Great work!

Anna said...

It is gorgeous! I was in that swap and have never done anything with mine. I wanted to make some more blocks with some blue-greens to add to it. This may have just inspired me to get it out and start cutting the other blocks. Happy Stitching! Anna

Nann said...

What an unusual and interesting setting! I was in the swap, too. I made a flimsy (far less creative than yours) and sold it, unquilted.