Fantasia Plus Quilt

I realized this week I had not shared the finished Fantasia Plus Quilt.  The quilt was finished over a month ago.  Here are some quick details:

  • Solids are Kona Mint and Kona Azalea.
  • Quilting thread is a variegated purple, orange, and pink that was randomly in my stash.
  • Back is a vintage sheet, it’s beyond soft.

fantasia plus quilt

Now I remember why I haven’t shared it and it’s fitting for how I received the fabric.  The generous Sara Lawson lost her grandfather as she started getting her new fabric in.  He was a big part of her life and she wanted to share her fabric instead of keeping it.

Right after I finished this quilt, my own grandma passed away.  She wasn’t the sweet and loving grandma; she was more rigid and showed little affection.  I learned from her how to sew, cook with LOTS of butter, and be a stubborn bitch.  We had not talked in some time due to family conflict.

It was a blow to me.  As a mother, I look at my son and wonder how someone could stop being apart of their child’s life?  She has missed out on many of the wonderful things that have happened to me in the last six years.  My dad has taken it pretty hard since it was his mother.  Don’t feel sorry for me, I mourned the loss of that relationship years ago.  Instead, think of my dad and his challenge of moving forward.  He’s doing amazingly well, but new drama continues to unfold.

UGH, I think I will just go drink a beer and forget those issues.  Sometimes family really sucks.  I am very thankful for the family I have and the constant love and support they show.

fantasia plus quilt

Something positive did come from this quilt.  Are you ready for cuteness overload?  No, it’s not puppies on quilts, rather an adorable baby.  This is my friend and her son.  Little man will be undergoing a major surgery later this month to correct something from birth.  I’m collecting cards as a surprise for her once they return from an extended stay in the hospital.  Email me at quiltytherapy @ gmail .com for more information.

such a grin
such a grin

My friend has this stunning tree blooming in her backyard and I knew it was the perfect spot to photograph this quilt.  I envisioned draping willows and blooms.  So we did a few photos with her and little man on the quilt.  Perfection.

blooming tree

Look how happy this momma is.




So in light of the recent things going on in my family I need to appreciate the amazing things going on around me.  As a family we are very blessed with wonderful people in our lives.

I appreciate Sara’s generosity.  Thanks for bearing with me as I finally wrote this post.  It’s good to put things out there sometimes.  You should pick up this Fantasia fabric.  Your 10 year old self will be thrilled.