That's a great quilt! And congratulations on finishing it during your "Year of Transition". I think you are definitely right when you say things like quilting can be the "comforting constant" in one's life especially when things seem out of one's control. Hope you'll join our group doing the Craftsy 2013 BOM too!
Wow what a year you had...glad you have been able to settle in and sew again. And yes sometimes we have to commit and do things during those transition times to make sure we still feel in control of our lives! I made one of the most difficult counted cross stitch pictures I have ever done in the middle of divorce proceedings, selling one home in one state and buying another home in another state, prepping house, packing house, working full time and being a single mom of an 8 year old. It truly helped keep me sane but looking back I wonder how I managed to finish it?? But I did and it has hung in our "new" home for the past 12 and a half years now. For me it serves as a reminder I can do anything when I put my mind to it...hope this quilt reminds you of something similar!
Rita, this is a wonderful quilt. I just love samplers.Love your placement of the blocks. I am not one that is good with change so I am so impressed that you were able to complete this beautiful quilt while going through all those change.
Thank you for the kind comments. This was my very first real quilt I've ever attempted. For so many reasons, it will remain very special to me.
When I finished all the blocks and began staging them, I realized that my background white was tonal with flowers and butterflies, so I named the quilt "Metamorphosis".
When I get the quilting done and the binding on, I'll post more pictures. Right now I need to take the time to get through the Craftsy's Leah Day tutorial on Quilting a sampler. She actually quilts this very BOM pattern.
Stunning. I do love this quilt and will definately do it. I also started the download last year but life got in the way. Love the name of your quilt as well.