There is a story behind this quilt. For many years I worked in outreach service for the local library system. I delivered library service to people in their homes once a month and that is where I met Joan. She was disabled but continued to make beautiful needlework and quilts. I always enjoyed my monthly visit bringing the latest quilting books and magazines and books on tape for her to listen to while sewing. She encouraged me to give quilting a try and suggested this Block of the Month from Newport Quilt called "The Flower Garden Quilt." Looking at the mailers I can see that I received the first of my blocks in January of 2002. I started off great and completed about 4 blocks. This April, 2020 I decided that it was time to finish. Some of the blocks were difficult for me but I kept at it and tried not to worry about perfection, that was not going to happen with this quilt.
This is a look at what our hallway looked like while I was in the middle of this process.
The little butterflies block proved to be one of the more difficult blocks. Many pieces of these blocks were cut from templates I made with freezer paper.
I do love the finished quilt and am ready to move on to a new/old project. This quilt is quite large and I don't think I have backing fabric. I would love to get this sent out to be quilted. I can't wait to go to a fabric shop and just browse. Happy sewing!