For me this story starts 2 years ago. It was my first stash bash and I was anxious about meeting all these new people. To be honest it didn't start out as a great time because of some negative interactions I had right at the beginning but then there was this one chick on the other side of the room that kept stalking me. Everytime I went to the cutting table or iron there she was, anytime I went to the side room to lay something out there she was again. We joked about her stalking me and at one point I think I was convinced she was my secret sister. Turns out she wasn't but she was an awesome chick and through social media we kept in touch and made plans to meet up at the next retreat and hang out more. So now we've been to a total of 4 retreats together and plan to see each other more once they move later this summer.
Before retreat this year she proposed a private swap -- ok sounds great. we knew we were doing a quilt swap but when it came to specifics I asked mini quilts or throws, we take the plunge and commit to throws (which for us loosely translates to a twin size bed quilt). I knew right away in looking through her pinterest and knowing her love of Alabama that I wanted to make her Violet Craft's Abstract Elephant.
After some discussion it was determined that it should be in teals instead of grey and I set forth to find a great fabric group to make this happen.
As it started to come together the project became more exciting.
I determined that I would send it out to The Cotton Farm Fabrics for quilting and Charlene did a remarkable job.
Then I got it bound in some fun Cotton and steel
and had some fun taking pictures of this mamoth undertaking.
It was a real pleasure making this for Mallory and I know that she will cherish it for many years to come. For me she made an AMAZING Tula Pink rainbow shadowbox that she had Tula sign at Quilt Con -- I love it and her so much.
Mr. Pink also finds it an amazing spot to cuddle.
Mallory is one of the few that i put in the category of "my people" -- I am forever grateful for stash bash and bringing her into my live and know that we are destine to be friends a very long time.