It’s done! It’s done! It’s finally done – and on my bed!
About 6 years ago, Tim and I purchased the fabric for me to make a Triple Irish Chain for our bed. I began the long and laborious work of strip piecing this quilt. We chose a reverse color palette, as we wanted a more intimate look in our room. So we went with black as the background and three darker shades of violet.
I pieced it together, added borders, and even a set-in diamond block in the corners. And then it sat on my UFO (Un- Finished Objects) pile for at least 2 years now – probably closer to three! Well, with the urgency of life that has been set down upon us, I realized that the urgency even stretched its icy fingers into my sewing room. It hit me that if I didn’t get this quilt done soon, Tim would not be able to enjoy it with me.
So I did something I have never done before: I took one of my quilts to a local professional quilter! I found a woman that works at Charlotte’s Quilting Web in Stillwater, MN. Her name is Arretta Eggleston, and her business is called Butterfly Quilting. I had priced out three different places. Arretta’s was in the middle of the range, but her timing was the fastest.
I was so nervous to hand over my heirloom baby to her – but I did. And I am so glad now! She did exactly what I had envisioned for this quilt. The design in the black centers is perfect. She repeated that design in the purple chains and in the border. She added a bit of her own touch that fits in perfectly with the quilt. I am so happy with it!
Enjoy a bit of eye candy: