This is the third of the three HST quilts that I started together and worked up in a sort of batch-sewing project. Numbers one and two. I bought all of the fabric for the main panels from Jo-Ann’s when they had their FQs on sale - score! The main panel is mostly batiks, with just a few exceptions to complete the rainbow.
This is the first quilt that I made specifically for myself, and it sort of ended up being a way for me to pay some small tribute to the child I miscarried last year. It was originally to have been for her. There’s a traditional belief that we’re connected to those we love by a red string, no matter where we are and even before we know one another - so I quilted this quilt in red thread, with echoed paisley hearts.
It’s based on the “Postcards From Sweden” quilt pattern. I ran out of the backing fabric, so I used scraps of batik fabric from this quilt and the first quilt I finished this year to make up the difference. It wasn’t intended to be double-sided, but nothing ever goes perfectly to plan. I finished the binding by hand - something I usually don’t take the time to do, because, well, it takes forever! It’s a large throw quilt (pictured on my queen-sized bed), forgot to measure it.