A week before my excellent niece graduated from high school, I started work on her quilt. (For the record, I have seven excellent nieces, each one very different.) This quilt had to be special, because she is so special.
She gave me a clue two years ago, when she was here and mentioned she liked my porch quilt.
And then like an idiot, I waited till the last possible second to begin sewing. When she and her family rolled through on their way to California this June, the quilt wasn’t done. A surprise? Um, no.
Anyway, I whipped the top out with time to spare but had a terrible time with the back.
I wanted some really fun fabric, something that represented a mutual love. Something… literature-y. And I discovered Spoonflower, who made this Jane Austen fabric for me. (Okay, not just for me… but it’s perfect for this quilt.)
Once I had the backing on, I used my amazing birthday weekend away to quilt it. I planned to bind it on the way to California. (We know how that went.) But it turns out the hospital was a perfect place to do the binding.
And off it went to California to meet my awesome niece. I’m so proud of her!