If you follow my posts, you know that I bought a cute little fixer-upper house in Bandon, Oregon this past summer contingent upon the sell of my home here in Logan. Well, you also know that the dream went poof! and I am staying here for the duration.
But the darling Realtor in Oregon put a lot of time and energy into the transaction and ended up with a big goose egg!! And it makes me so sad, because this would have been her very first sale!!
So, I decided I would make her a quilt. I called to make conversation with her one day and found out that she is not the typical Oregon coast quilter who loves and adores batiks - no, she still loved the "calicos!!" Yikes, I am not really sure what makes a fabric a calico except that I know flowers are involved.
For years I have been working on these vanishing 9-patch blocks, kind of like a leader-ender quilt scenario, and thought, "Well, I know these are 1930's reproduction fabrics but look, lots of flowers!!" So, I finished up the remaining blocks, put it together with a flowery border and added flowers as the backing and the binding. My rendition of a calico quilt!! Very old fashion-ish!!
I look at this quilt and it makes me smile!! I hope Anne feels the same way!!