I started this monstrosity back in 2009, after my first trip to Poland. I’d spotted the poppy fabric in Old Town Needlecrafts a while before. I designed the whole quilt on graph paper, using red, blue, yellow, and black to coordinate with the red field poppies on my dream fabric. Then, design in hand, I went back to the quilt shop to buy the fabric… and discovered the poppies were pink and orange! And oriental.
What to do?!
I quickly redesigned the color scheme, replacing the yellow with pale green and the red with orange. I bought the fabric, cut it out, pieced the top and… discovered that my quilt was quite garish.
So it got stuffed in a box in my sister’s closet.
Where it sat.
Until I moved to Poland in 2012, and my dad stuffed it in another box and sent it slow-boat-to-China (to Poland).
Of course then it was taking up space in my tiny room, so I decided to start quilting it– by hand. Did I mention it’s a huge queen-size quilt?
At any rate, I finally found time to finish it this past winter while being pregnant. I like it a lot more now that it’s done! 🙂
Baby likes it too!