My husband's comment when he saw the Bloomin' Nine Patch for the first time was, we're not giving this away, are we? He loves it, almost as much as he loves this one I made for him last year, the Monticello quilt. This was a kit he picked out when we visited the Jinny Beyer Studio in Great Falls, Virginia a few years ago. He'd waited for years to me to finish a quilt for him and was so happy when I finally got this one done.
I am exceedingly fond of Jinny Beyer fabrics and border prints. They've been favorites of mine since I began quilting, so visiting her shop is always a heavenly experience for me.
I also love kits and have several others waiting in the wings. They're wonderful for those times when I just feel like piecing and don't want to go through the trial of choosing fabrics. It bothers me not that there may be a hundred or a thousand other people out there with the exact same kit. Chances are, I'll never see any of them; and in the meantime I have one in my home to enjoy using every day.
My good friend Ann quilted both of these quilts for me with a baptist fan, which is my new favorite quilting design.
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