I sometimes joke and say: "I am my greatest fan!", which in a way is true. Actually my husband invented the expression years ago when he in the most modest way could shout out: "Darn, that was a great meal. I should cook for a living so good I am." Now, my husband is a top shot chef. The best you can get. Seriously. He is top top top (me bragging a bit here...). And I kind of like the self confidence in this phrase as it isn't really bragging or showing off, just a modest but straight forward twinkle way of saying "I am proud of myself and what I do and hope you like it too." So to build self confidence - I am my greatest fan!!! Do you tell yourself this too?
I love all my quilts. Even the green and black one I made in the beginning of my quilt making adventure and that I wasn't to sure about. Now looking back at it I think it is awesome. When this quilt was finished I just had to take a "family picture" of all my latest quilts together before I gave away this one... It is a nice happy picture. I will miss this quilt. Ann-Louise's Quilt.
I used fabric from my own stash and some fabric I was given from another crafty colleague of mine. The color theme is very calm but warm. Timeless. New prints mixed with old in simple squares, 4 square blocks of 6 inch squares and larger 11,5 inch squares.
For the first time I have used sashing and I really like how it makes the blocks pop out and how it gives this quilt a little more of a modern twist. The quilting was simple. Straight lines in the sashing and the border. The lines are a bit wobbly at places, which I like. It makes the quilt perfect in its imperfection. It gives it personality, life.
This quilt was given to my colleague Ann-Louise who was laid off before Christmas after working 14 years in the company, and it makes me very happy to know it will stay in Ann Louise's home for years to come and keep her warm on chilly evenings.
Thanks for popping in. And thanks for digging my stuff. Hold on now, my ego might get to big. Bigger than my head. Ha ha ha! Have a lovely day.