So when Patrick Lose released his Sunstreaks fabric through Robert Kaufman designs I knew I had to make something with it. I hoped to capture that happy moment in a quilt (sounded possible in my head...) So I ordered a Jelly Roll and eagerly waited for it to arrive. I finished up the quilt top that night and then paused. It wasn't quite what I had been envisioning in my head (- should have just bought shades of blues and purples and whites perhaps) and while it was pretty, it wasn't perfect. So I hung it in my dining room for a month and anyone who came over was asked to pick a colour for the border. N wanted red, A wanted white, Mr. Ed thought I should do black. And then everyone thought it should be black. That didn't seem right either. So I put it away. Then a few months later I took it out again and decided I would stick with my water theme and go with the brightest blue. I ordered so many yards and agonized over the math and then when it arrived I couldn't bring myself to cut into it. So it went away again. This quilt was NOT my happy place!
Then in April I put on my big girl pants and made myself work on it. I got the border cut and sewn and the whole thing basted in an evening. Then I spent about a week quilting it. While I worked I watched Dr. Who on Netflix and totally lost track of time. Man I love that show! I watched Seasons 3 and 4 and fell in love w David Tenant
And then (thank you Pinterest) on April 18 - David Tenant's BIRTHDAY! - I finished it.
It wasn't what I had originally hoped for, but it was done and I had fun working on it.
THEN, my darling N got hold of it and asked "Mommy?! Did you make me a Dr. Who quilt?!"
Um.... wha??? What makes you think it's a Dr. Who Quilt?
(other than the fact that you are my son and we are both geeks and both obessessed....)
"Well.. the colurs and the lightning look like the Time Vortex - you know when the Tardis flies through it at the beginning?"
Oh my love... of COURSE I made you a Dr. Who quilt!
Back in my Happy Place :)
Finished April 18, 2014 (David Tenant's Birthday!!)