In 2009 my friend's husband died of colon cancer and I went to visit her in Florida. As it happens, I have another good friend who lives two hours from her who I also went to see. She is a quilter and had the most delicious workroom. I had visited her in 2003 just before I got pregnant with my youngest son. She had promised me if I got pregnant, she would send me a birth quilt. Mere days before he was born, there was a ding dong at my door and much to my surprise a huge box. My lovely friend had made me this.
It wasn't until the visit in 2009 that the quilt bug hit me. I came home and couldn't get her lovely quilts out of my head. I started googling and I found Ashley's Film In the Fridge Blog. Her blog really was the first blog I followed. Her work is always simple but has a huge impact which is great for a quilter like me. I'm not as talented as my lovely friend who made those perfect quilt knots on the birth quilt.
Ashley does lovely things like this. I so need one of these for the spring.
I've only ever attempted one of Ashley's quilts but it turned out really well and I gave it to my cousin as a wedding present.
This is Ashley's version of the Farfalle quilt.
And this is my version.
Its a lovely simple design. I cut 4 by 6" rectangles of white fabric and used scraps for the corners. I then squared up the rectangles and sewed them together. I would write up a tutorial but it was really so simple it really is unnecessary.
After seeing Ashley's lovely voile non quilt today, I think I might just have to make myself a copy of her latest offering. A nice light spring blanket is just the thing I need to warm me up from this miserable weather. Those "sticks" by the bbq are my lovely black eyed susans in the quilt pic.