This was made at a retreat in 2005 and was quilted and bound in 2006. It's made from Chocolat fabrics. I had fun making it. This picture is before it was squared and bound. I seem to never get pictures of finished quilts. I need to remedy that!
Since the quilt has been hanging on a rack for a while, it needed to be washed. Gretchen was taken aback when I just stuck it in her washing machine, let the water fill until the quilt was wet, and then added a small amount of mild detergent. When it was done washing, I threw it in the dryer with an allergy-free Bounce sheet. In less than an hour, the quilt was washed, folded and ready for delivery. I think Gretchen would have had it dry cleaned. I explained to her that it was 100% cotton and would wash nicely, and that washing was probably better for the quilt than dry cleaning.
Chocolat was such a pretty line. I had oodles of it leftover, and last year purchased a fat eighth bundle of the reprint of that line to supplement the scraps. I'd like to make another quilt using those fabrics.
I've always said that I just want to keep making quilts and that they will find a home someday. In this case, I was really happy that one was ready for gifting.
I hope this sweet lady will feel comforted and loved wrapped in this quilt.