Knowing I was not going to continue this journey, I completed my Blues quilt in the week after the last reveal. This final quilt is a statement of my mixed feelings. It was a relief to have finished this leg of the journey and to know I have arrived at my destination. But it was also a bit sad to have finished, as well. Somewhat like reading a wonderful novel and being distressed that it had to end.
All fabrics are blue in homage to the sadness I was feeling and yet knowing that feeling was going to take wing and fly to new challenges as the butterflies illustrate. Thank you, dear friends, for all the wonderful compliments you have showered on me during these two rounds. I will still be a Maven in spirit and will continue to follow your wonderful fabric art.
The idea for this quilt came from a commercial pattern, for a full-size quilt in the modern style. I took the illustration, miniaturized and modified it and then added the triangles turning into butterflies. Everything is raw-edge fused applique. The quilting was done by stitching around the triangles.
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