A couple weeks ago an amazing surprise came in the mail from my friend Dana – a quilt!
Not just any quilt, but a quilt I’ve been watching her make via her Instagram posts (@chambersdalix) for a couple months – the Nova Star Quilt pattern by Then Came June, using amazing fabrics from Rifle Paper Co.’s Primera Citrus Collection.
Here are some screen shot images from her Instagram posts while she participated in an online quilt-a-long (QAL) for this pattern:
All the lovely photography above is by @chambersdalix.
So for many weeks I’d been following this amazing quilt progress on Instagram and little did I know it would be coming to my house someday.
Dana mentioned she was sending me a surprise (I thought it might be fabric scraps from this quilt as I’d been drooling over it) so I knew I was getting a package, but I nearly fainted when it arrived.
Actually I teasingly accused Dana of “attempted murder” since I nearly fainted dead when I opened the box!
Dana also sent me a beautiful handmade card with the quilt!
I hung it in my home office/upstairs guest bedroom so I can look at it every day. Feeling very loved!
We stitch together quilts of meaning to keep us warm and safe, with whatever patches of beauty and utility we have on hand.