Here is my throwback quilt, and I'm not throwing it back:
Gosh, I love this pretty quilt! It's pink and green, which is one of my favorite combinations, it's cozy, and it's just the right size for cuddling with my granddaughter. Plus it reminds me of a very nice time I had with friends at my favorite quilt shop, Patched Works.
I made this quilt in 2012, I think. May have been before that. It was a sew along with each block designed by individual designers. I wish I had kept the patterns so I could tell you more about it, but I do remember that we got them at the quilt group meetings. They were printed out in color, so that alone tells you it was a long time ago!
I think this may have been a Civil War themed project or something similar, because I recall the sample quilt (and the patterns) being in reds and browns. Of course, I chose a much more cheerful color combination. The fact that I had virtually no red or brown had nothing to do with it, really.
I'm pretty sure this is one of the first quilts I had longarmed, and it certainly was worth it. It turned out to be a good investment that I have repeated many times. This quilt has a lovely texture that I really like, with all the swoops and swirls. Plus the quilting pattern almost matches the swirly pattern in the border fabric, which was nice but completely unintentional.
The name of this quilt is Sweet Caroline. At the time, I thought it was a perfect name for this happy, girly quilt (and it had nothing to do with the Red Sox, Boston fans). Years later, when one of my granddaughters was born, I discovered that this quilt had indeed been perfectly named. I'll leave it to you to connect the dots and figure out why that is. Needless to say, this beauty will be hanging around here for years!
So, there's another throwback quilt from my pre-blogging collection! There are quite a few others, but for now this one is my favorite. (Guess why.) I'll save the others for another time, but it will definitely not be when we are moving, because I am not moving again. I said that before, but this time I really mean it!
Hope you're all having a good week and getting lots of stitching done. I'll see you next week from our new home, hopefully with some pictures of my new (enormous) sewing room!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, Brag about your Beauties, and Sandra's next Throwback Thursday.