We recently completed a fun little group project at work.
Everyone that I work with sews, quilts, crochets or crafts except for one gal in the sample room.
So we decided the best way for her to fall in love with quilts was to give her one. We know she already loves fabric. She touches fabric everyday of the week since her job is to cut and assemble the capsets that our salesmen use to introduce new lines of fabric. Each new fabric season, we all talk about our favorite fabric and all the things we want to make. Aida’s favorite fabric was Manderely by Franny and Jane. Mariza picked out a couple of pieces that Aida would like.
We used the light aqua shown in the block above as our main piece.
Everyone picked out their own fabric choice based on the aqua piece.
We then decided that the Swoon pattern by Thimbleblossoms was the perfect design to make a scrappy quilt.
She was so surprised as we handed her a pillowcase. She did not even know what was inside yet.
Just like a kid in a candy store or
possibly the joy of Christmas morning was quite evident on her face.
The joy of giving is what quilting is all about.
Here is one last picture of Aida “swooning” over her new Swoon quilt.