Once upon a time, not too long ago, in lands on opposite sides of the world, there were two women dreaming of a special quilt - a quilt they both had seen pictures of on the strange world wide web. The woman in the south knew the pattern for the block in this quilt as "Annie’s Choice", and she thought of her friend in the north who was called Anne. The woman in the north knew the pattern as Dutch Rose (among other names), and thought of her friend in the south named Rose.
One day after they had talked and thought, they decided that they would both make this quilt, and together they would realize their dreams. Inspired by the quilts(1)/quilts (2) they had seen online, Rose drafted in EQ6 what they had come to talk of as “The Winter Quilt”.
They gathered the fabrics they needed; Anne made up her mind only to use fabrics from her stash, while Rose chose to purchase some lights, but would use what darks she already had. On a beautiful Thursday, in the spring time in the south and autumn in the north, they started their quilting adventure – cutting and sewing, and thinking of the friend so far away doing the same – a quilting bee in spirit. When our story is told they have each completed one 16” block
Rose is making her quilt in beautiful soft country colours on a golden background, so as to contribute to warmth in the winter when this quilt will be needed and used.
This post is made on behalf of both Rose and Anne. Rose have unfortunately injured her shoulder, and is banned from sewing, knitting and computer work – included blog writing – for a while, Anne is hoping she will recover well, and is sure her friend will love to receive a message via her blog wishing she will feel better soon.