This quilt is full of friendship blocks made by ladies of the three quilt guilds I belonged to in Maine. My dear friend, Lisa, knew moving away would be tough and she wanted to ensure I'd always be surrounded by their love. She pieced both the front and back (the back is a large pine tree for the Pine Tree Quilt Guild - the state guild). I spend many nights wrapped in this quilt with Oscar and Ginger on my lap. You can tell it's already starting to fade.
I made this quilt while going through my divorce. I wanted something bright and fun - something to preoccupy my time so, just for a little while, I could escape and not hurt so much. I guess I got a little carried away - the back is pieced too!
Then several years ago I underwent a surgery. Nothing like getting stuck on a couch for 6 weeks in recovery. I remember it was particularly sunny - a beautiful September in Michigan - and I couldn't enjoy it. I made this sunny quilt while staring hopefully out my living room window.
And last night I worked on this. Luckily, my family member was sent home in the wee hours of the morning and I can put this friend away for another day.
I guess it's no surprise that, in times of trouble and comfort, I turn to bright colors.
Thanks for listening.