It’s no secret that I love Carolyn Friedlander’s applique quilt patterns. I have made many of them, such as the Catenary, Botanics, Aerial Grove, Rin, and Collection quilts. Quilting, however, is an obstacle for me, as I’m always wanting to quilt a masterpiece myself, but afraid of ruining them. So I have several awaiting quilting. It’s the bottleneck in my quilting process. Today, however, I’m happy to share photos of my finished Everglade quilt!
I shared photos of this Everglade quilt top in November 2019 and had it quilted in 2020. I am going through all my quilts and finding that I just didn’t photograph or blog about several of them during the pandemic. Part of it was pandemic life and a desire to stay away from the internet. But a bigger part was that my best quilt holder was away for two years and I just never seemed to ask anyone else to do it. So this summer I intend to catch up on all the quilts I skipped!
My Everglade Quilt is a happy quilt, but difficult to photograph with all the pastels and blues. Still, it went with us to our last trip to the beach house for a few snapshots there. I had it quilted with a simple allover floral design which seemed appropriate for a trellis design.
These colors and fabrics feel beachy and summery to me. They were a joy to sew with! Jennifer Paganelli draws some gorgeous florals, that’s for sure!
The acidic yellow floral across the top became a favorite while I was sewing this. I love all the pattern on pattern in this quilt.
I sure love this house, even with the old windows, fading paint, and Grandpa’s funny collection of shutters. It has been a gift to be here every summer, all my life, and to bring my kids and my quilts as well. These pictures in front of a place that means so much, is a lovely way to document my heart and my life.
I hope you take pictures of your quilts. I hope you take them in front of places that are dear to you. Know that what you create, what you care about, what you document, MATTERS. It really does.