A few months ago Dawn H. sent a prayer quilt to her brother. She decided she needed to join us in making prayer quilts. I should have taken a "before" picture of Dawn's quilt top, but I failed to do so.
This is quilt is so special and so different from the ones I usually quilt.
I surprised myself by deciding it needed vines from the forest in the borders and the rest of the sashing.
On the left is a lovely golden green.
It was an interesting challenge to create a quilt that was so different from my usual and that ended up surprising me even as it was being quilted.
While she maintains some close ties to West Virginia, after Dawn grew up she lived several places around the country before settling into teaching jobs in California. Her daughter married the son of some good friends from my church, and Dawn moved to Albuquerque for her retirement years. She also serves as keyboardist for our contemporary service.
I'm more than a little in awe of her quilt, which is so different from anything I would have created in my mind. I know it will be a blessing to the person who receives it.
Happy quiltmaking...and knitting,