This is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thank you so much to Amy for creating and hosting this event again and again. I love participating, seeing quilts posted from all over the world and reading the stories behind them. The festival has always been full of inspiration and new quilty friends. Cheers to Amy!! : )
Name: Fly Away Home
Fabric: Madrona Road by Violet Craft for Michael Miller, Carolina Chambray in black
Original design by: Adrianne Ove
Quilted by: Adrianne Ove
Finished Size: 34" x 47"
Category: Wall Hanging
I made this quilt as part of a challenge through the Modern Quilt Guild. My local guild was given yardage to share by Michael Miller. This is my most personal quilt to date. Yes, Madrona road is a pretty fabric line. Fresh colors, bold florals, herringbone, sketchy tonals and a great text print thrown in for good measure. I love it all, but for me, creating this quilt goes much deeper.
The text print, "memoir", tells a story of living, loving, heartbreak and a longing for home. This resonated so deep in my soul, it gave me goosebumps and tears as I read it the first time. I've been more of a tumbleweed than a gypsy, moving from one place to another for years, and finding myself stuck in a place that I don't want to be. Now that my kids have started school the ache for a home instead of a house, the search for roots and happiness is more urgent than ever. I haven't found my Madrona Road yet, but one day, I will take my family and fly away home.
*You can read "memoir" on Violet's blog, blog.violetcraft.com/2012/04/memoir-of-madrona-road.html