I decided that I had to start a new project. No, this will not become a UFO as I must finish it by April 3rd, my daughter's next horseback riding lesson. This is a gift for Carolyn, a beautiful soul who I think has the patience of a saint and is so giving of herself.
Carolyn has been teaching by daughter for the past year and a half. I wanted to make her a quilt, but couldn't come up with a fabric theme. Horses were out of the question, I can't begin to count the number of items she's received in the past that has a horse theme and they all stay in the barn! Batik suddenly came to mind!
The photo does not do justice to the vibrant colours. As I look at the photograph I notice some light beige, however that is not the colour of the fabric, it is a dark blue with some light beige in it. I just love the colours of the batiks in this quilt. At first I was afraid that the gold would stand out, but it doesn't. I decided to use a plain batik dark blue border. The original border I had chosen had a motif on it and I found that it competed with the center. I could add a plain small inner border to frame the center but I don't have anything in my stash that would suit. Perhaps I could pick up a dark purple batik on my travels today. Hum... I am heading down to Plattsburgh today and a stop at the LQS is always on the way.
The pattern is from Atkinson designs, Yellow Brick Road. I just love this pattern and I cannot begin to count the number of times I've made this quilt in a pinch. I enjoy finding a theme and working with it. The fabric makes the quilt!