Okay so I am a bit late to post this one, the quilt was sent around April….to Australia. It did take about a month to get there and I didn’t want to post until it was received but the receiving end took me back a bit and made me do a little thinking. As usual, I digress, let’s begin with the finish.
The original pattern came from the December 2016 Quiltmaker magazine:
I spent an exorbitant amount of time quilting it here are some of the highlights:
I tried to make the tree look a little more like wood.
It’s hard to see but I put butterflies in the corners.
I stippled all of the koala fur to look a little more natural.
Again, hard to see, but I put leaves in the green border.
….and once it was received they posted this picture of the “beautiful hand made quilt they received from Alison Gurganus”. Yes, that is the back of the quilt. To make matters worse they posted yet another picture of baby with the back of the quilt later. I have yet to see any proof that they have noticed the front of the quilt. Sigh…..
This reminds me of another quilt I sent a while back remember the Storm at Sea quilt? Well, this was the first picture I received of that one:
You may not recognize it because that too, would be the back of the quilt.
I realize that once I have sent along a quilt it is no longer mine and the recipient may do whatever they wish with it. I guess I just always hope that they will recognize the quilting/piecing in some way.
So to cleanse my palette a bit I am planning on giving my next few quilts to those that I know have an appreciation of the work. I feel a little selfish in that decision but it is a little deflating to see you know….the above.
The good news is a surprise quilt was just finished for a quilty friend, very cute, just wait and see.