For Kendra with All Good Wishes
A BOM, it is a combination of machine piecing and fused applique. All of the applique is hand buttonhole stitched. Kat did an exquisite job on the machine quilting.
I'd posted the picture last summer when I picked it up from Kat. At that point, it was a project that I'd worked on over a couple of years and, unusually, did not know who the recipient was to be while I was making it. The thing is, I thoroughly enjoy the process of making these primitive style quilts, but really, they do not belong in our home -- they simply are not compatible at all with our decorating style (which is a peculiar amalgam of Contemporary and Arts and Crafts with a couple of Antiques thrown in).
When the quilt was finished, I thought of Kendra. She's an American history buff and comes from a family that appreciates the Country style. At that point, she wasn't talking about marriage. But I knew that day would come, and set the quilt aside for her. Her big day is a week from today and we're wishing her sunshine that day and always.