Cherry and Toffee Quilt

January 12th, 2007




I made this quilt for my dear friend, Aja. I was really happy with the fabric combination, despite it being very out of the whole pink, blue, green, LOTS of color scheme. It’s simple, and I think it’s more powerful this way. I wanted her to have something soft and pretty to cuddle up with on cold Northeastern days, and, there’s something about a quilt that says, “I think you’re so special I want to keep you warm and happy.” I hope she feels this way each time she uses it.

I’m not a fan of winter. I appreciate the joy of a hot cup of tea on a cold morning and how pretty the snow is, but it really gets me down once January hits. I want to hibernate and return only when it’s warm and the sun will shine. There’s a lot of dying that goes on during this month. The leaves are dead, the holidays are over, all of last year has ceased; it’s a time of introspection, I suppose. I’ve had so much change over the past year: deciding to give up on a career, leaving the East coast and dear friends, rejoining family, new houses, new cities. It’s a lot of change for a girl. I am so very happy to have this blog and my crafting as an outlet. It’s been very productive for me and a great way to receive some much needed encouragement. So thanks, blogland. I’m wishing all of us a happy and healthy new year.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Abby  |  January 12th, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    what a great gift, simple and sweet

  • 2. Stephanie  |  January 13th, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Beautiful Dacia, i likes it. :) Those would be my colors too.

  • 3. caroline  |  January 14th, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    I love that colour combination so much.

  • 4. joanna  |  January 14th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Gorgeous quilt–I love the colors and the white binding.

    p.s. Welcome to Seattle! :)

  • 5. julie  |  January 15th, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    beautiful! love the colors–the gold + silver + white makes it look so peaceful and serene–but with that lovely punch of red. perfect.

  • 6. Anastasia  |  January 15th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    it looks fantastic – lovely shades of colour!

  • 7. Violette Crumble  |  January 15th, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    Really great colors and design. Finishing a quilt is a major accomplishment!

  • 8. Shell  |  January 16th, 2007 at 1:10 am

    The quilt is wonderful! And props to you for all the major changes that you made over the last year – I hope you feel that they are paying off. I think it’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and so brave to embrace change – good for you!

  • 9. Nicole  |  January 16th, 2007 at 2:27 am

    Stunning quilt. Nice work, great colour choices.

  • 10. Kristen  |  January 16th, 2007 at 5:29 am

    What an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love this colour combo. I’m glad you stepped out of the safety zone and made this, you should be proud.

  • 11. cally  |  January 16th, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    lucky Aja, to be given a gift that must have been a real labour of love. great colour combo.

    thanks for visiting my blog, I tried to reply earlier but firefox has been crashing. your blog looks great.

  • 12. Kim  |  January 16th, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Love the quilt. That is such a great color combo and I love your mix of prints!

  • 13. molly  |  January 18th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    dacia! i LOVE this quilt. what fantastic color combinations. and even more important-what wonderful thoughts behind it all!

  • 14. Michelle  |  January 20th, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    LOVE the colors.

  • 15. Alicia P.  |  January 20th, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Happy new year, sweetheart. The quilt is just perfect.

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