meadow of flowers

a meadow

with long winding paths

sprinklings of pebbled walkways

trails dotted with wildflowers

flying geese flocking to the stream...

...few gulps and they are off

while little lambs merrily play in the grass.

This is a 2 year old project that my friend Maureen and I have been doing together. I got distracted with other things and haven’t worked on it until recently. It’s been lingering for so long that I got panicky with visions of a UFO hovering over me forever… I had to roll up my sleeves and finish it before another year pass by.

I mostly started this quilt to practice working with templates and wanted to use what I had in my stash which was very limited at the time. This Little lamb fabric is one of my favorites and was left over from another baby quilt. I had to use it sparingly considering how little was left. I picked colors from this print to choose rest of the fabrics.

Some of the fabrics were just fat quarters and as the quilt was growing in size I kept running out of them and finding replacements was challenging. I hope it came together without looking too patchy.

Maureen has been my guardian angel through out the process. It was her idea to do this quilt and I don’t think I could’ve pulled it off without her helpful suggestions all along.

Her work is a synonym for perfection. Unlike me, she painstakingly mapped out even the tiniest details and worked hard to get everything right. Her pieces fall where they were supposed to fall and the borders end just where they were supposed to end. It is truly a labor of love.

She doesn’t have a blog but I’m so happy that she’s going to be sitting with us under the Peepal tree and tell more about her quilt soon.

Maureen has been with me since the beginning days of my quilt journey and I’ve learnt so much from her. She is always encouraging and sweet and kind beyond words. I thank my lucky stars for having crossed our paths. I hope she drops by often and treat us with her beautiful works.

Thank you for taking time to visit… it sure is crunch time for crafty elves. And I hope you didn’t mind my unusual post on flowers in this frosty month :-\

~Pattern is ‘Postcard quilt’ from Quilt road book by Kaffe Fassett.
~Focus fabric is ‘Little lambs’ by Michael miller and checkered aqua fabric is Carolina gingham.

Wish you and yours a joyful December and happiest of holidays! ( * u * )


Stephanie said...

Not only a lovely quilt but a lovely story to go with it. How wonderful to have a guardian angel in Maureen. Thank you for sharing. Very sweet little ornaments too.

Sujata said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I have always loved that pattern but too afraid to try to make it. I am worried that I will have another UFO in my sewing room! After seeing your beautiful quilt, I think I should pull my book out and take another look at the pattern.
Sometimes running out of fabrics and finding replacements is a blessing in disguise! It looks gorgeous!
I love the ornaments. Are they from home? They are adorable!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the quilt. All the little pieces come together to make such a sweet pattern. The lamb fabric is amazing. I have a piece too. I adore it. You've done such a lovely job.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh it is stunning!!!!

Martha said...

Your quilt is lovely, Pratima. You know how fond I am of scrappy quilts, and I always enjoy looking at the prints you select and how you put them together. It really does look like a meadow.

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Oh what a beautiful and fun that quilt must have been. Working with a friend on a project is something to be treasured. I just love it.

Thanu said...

Lovely quilt Pratima...whats lovelier is the way you talk about. Just love it as always :)

Candace said...

What a gorgeous work of art, Pratima. And it carries such a lovely story! You and Maureen are to be commended for a fantastic job! This will truly be a family heirloom!

ashima said...

awww so adorable! Project with true friends are always the best :) so sweet that you and Maureen were able to share this and enjoy! And so adorable about the UFO visions! Hope you're both having a wonderful and magical holiday! Warmest wishes & love

sewplay said...

Pratima and Maureen, your quilt is gorgeous. I just love it. I too love scrappy quilts, am facinated by fabric choices, the balances and tue unexpecteds. This one is just lovely. Have a Happy New Year Pratima. Best wishes and kindest regards Kathy- just can't seem to leave a comment just in my name!

amandajean said...

Your quilt is AMAZING! I love the soft colors throughout mixed with the pops of contrasting colors. It's just perfect! It makes me want to attempt that pattern now.