This was the last quilt I made in 2012 as I relaxed after Christmas by listening to Adriana’s Trigiani’s The Shoemaker’s Wife on audio book as I finished the binding.
I named this quilt “Impulsive Ambrosia” because the purchase of the fabric was – you guessed it – impulsive. It’s a character flaw that I am diligently working at overcoming.
My excuse: In November 2011, the family and I were in St. Cloud, Minnesota. While my husband was at a conference, the kids and I got “to play.” And since there’s a super fabulous quilt store (Gruber’s Quilt Shop) literally across the street from our hotel, how could I not peruse and ogle and touch all the fabric (and yarn and wool felt)?
Then I saw a fabric design that looked so much like the one graphic designer I’ve always followed (even in the days before Facebook and Pinterest): Kathy Davis. Oh, and it was in shade of pinks and greens – my favorite! It was a Kathy Davis design, and she named the line Ambrosia. Oh, I needed it!
Back then I was already working on my impulsivity, so I only bought a yard of the five coordinating fabrics.
When I got home, I pulled out solids in a creamy white, a bayou green, and a dark rosey pink and got to work. There is no pattern to this quilt, and I used nearly every last inch of the fabric to make it.
A word about “Bayou Green” – I spent much time in 2012 searching for a solid to get a close match to the fabric I already had in my stash with no luck!! It was extremely frustrating that in a variety of stores in several cities and online, this color was hard to find. I had this problem trying to match the green in my Christmas quilt a few years ago too. I’m learning that there’s something about green solids: from now on I’ll be buying a matching green on the spot.
In the end I backed in with a coordinating Kona sage green. I bound the edges with a pink that I don’t love, but it will stay until someone else needs to repair it.
It’s machine quilted by the gals at Elly’s Sheared Sheep.
Someone thinks the quilt is for her.