Many of you may have read my earlier post on this quilt, but the rules of the contest ask that we write the story behind the quilt. Here goes! I named this quilt The Blustery Day because that is my favorite Winnie the Pooh story that I used to read to the kids when they were little. Up to the point when I started this quilt I had made tons of quilts for other people but had never actually made one for myself. Soooo after I recovered from cancer I decided to make a quilt for me! My favorite season is fall hence all the fall colors :) I actually can't remember where I got the pattern from which leads me to my next point. I got the top finished for this about 7 years ago. It actually went together pretty quickly because I was so excited to see all the colors splashed on the "canvas" together.
Then I hit a road block and couldn't decide how to quilt it or what color binding to use and there it sat. In the mean time, we had purchased our first house (after 25 years of marriage believe it or not) and my mom passed away which was tough. We moved into a loft home so I hung the quilt top on the banister for the last 6 years! I was also having some trouble with my shoulder and neck muscles so I wasn't quilting as much for a few years. THEN I got some physical therapy, lost a bunch of weight, got on a healthier life style and BACK TO QUILTING YAY!!! I decided to do some good old fashioned stippling for the quilt top and outline quilting around the leaves and a deep green binding to replicate the border of green pine trees that always hightlight the beautiful fall colors every year.
That's my story. I hope you enjoy your journey through the festival today!! Thanks for coming on over. See you again soon! I have lots more fabulous creations on the way and I would love nothing more than to share them with you and see yours! Leave a comment and I'll come visit you. :)