I did end up with a bit of a vertical line of negative space but I managed to avoid a horizontal one so I’ll count that as a small victory. Never claimed to be a fabric designer ;)
The snippet of the letter says:
“We are going to get engaged, and then married, and live happily ever after. Now don’t you think that is a Swell Romance Story. Well Pat dearest, I will have to close.”
I spent awhile going through the few letters my Nan had and just loved this little piece. They did go on to get engaged and married – in war time years and had 4 children. Unfortunately my grandfather died of lung cancer – he was only 44 so not quite the happily ever after ending. From all the family stories I have heard, he sounds like a wonderful man, so I’m glad to be able to include him in Nan’s quilt in a small way.
As for the rest of the quilt design – I have made a start. I will be appliqueing a tree over the script fabric, with each family member’s name embroidered onto the leaves. Big job when I have trouble hand sewing, so I am working on it gradually. I have til March after all.
When ordering from Spoonflower, they had a deal on to buy a FQ and get one free. Couldn’t pass that up. It was SO hard to choose as there are some fabulous designs on Spoonflower. But I settled on this cute underwater FQ:
and these sweet birds (I can’t resist bird prints!):
No idea what I’m going to make with either of them but happy to include them in the stash. (Forgive the fold creases, no time to iron as I’m headed out shortly!).
Pretty happy with these additions!
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