“Your Chicago Garden”

About a month ago I finished this quilt for a dear friend who is moving away. During that month it got harder and harder to think about letting the quilt go….because I love it.

But not as much as I love my friend, and she needs this quilt so she remembers we love her.

I used the Little Ruby jelly roll that I’ve been hoarding for some time. So long, that it was QUITE CHALLENGING finding yardage for the borders! Pretty much it was “I’ll take what I can get.” But I absolutely love ❤️ love this quilt. It’s bright and cheerful, just like my friend. Except for the green border and the red one, it’s ALL jelly roll.

I used the leftover bits for a scrappy binding, and the small squares for the second border in there.

I quilted it with the all over meandering flower pattern. I love ❤️ love the texture it creates. Once this is washed, it will be so fluffy!

Lookit the back!

Isn’t that something! It was lots of fun to quilt. I think I snuck a leaf or three in the quilting, but it just wasn’t working for me, so three is all I did.

There, the husband held it up for me so we could see all the binding, and all the everything.

We named it “Your Chicago Garden.” Our friend is moving to Arkansas so it seemed appropriate. She leaves behind friendships, children who love her and a church family that will certainly feel the void. She is so special to so many.

Thank you, Cindy, for your kindnesses over the years.



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