Don’t you love it when a plan works out. I do. Beloved and I have two nieces that are now attending college. Natalie is and always has been interested in horses and Anna is incredibly talented in the water. It just worked out that I had something special to create for each of them that reflected both their interests and mine.
Several years I had purchased a kit for a wall hanging that used a Laurel Burch bright horses panel. For an assortment of reasons, I never got around to putting the kit together. This would be the year. It was pretty straight forward, and went together nicely. I sent it up to Terry Burris and she did a phenomenal job quilting it, using the designs of the horses in the cornerstones of the piece. I was thrilled. Upon seeing it completed I knew this would be the perfect gift for Natalie.
I knew I had seen a Laurel Burch mermaid, but they were pretty scarce. When I found one, I had to let it sit for a while before I could figure out exactly what I was going to do with it, as it did not come as a kit. Eventually I started making foundation pieced fish and stars.
Then I worked on placement so the piece wouldn’t end up too large.
And when it all came together, I sent it to Terry Burris Quilting to work her magic and bring it to life.
It made me smile to see this complete, as when left to my own creativity, I did alright!
I was rather pleased with the way each of the projects turned out. Best thing of all, is I believe Natalie and Anna were both delighted with their gifts. They truly seemed happy with them, which of course thrilled me to pieces.
Merry Christmas all.