This quilt was finished on a Friday, but not this Friday. It was a gift to my brother David and his family and had to wait patiently for a few weeks until they were ready to receive it.
My brother lives in Houston, and his house was flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Until last week, they've been displaced, living in hotels and an RV parked in his church's parking lot. I wanted to wait until they were back in their home to send them this quilt.
My sister-in-law, Dianne, grew up in British Columbia among the beautiful mountains and trees, and green is her favorite color. I made each of these Lady of the Lake blocks from different green fabrics and most of them have trees or leaves on them. I named the quilt British Columbia Dreams, knowing that there might have been times when Houston wasn't her favorite place.
On the back, I put this large scale, pretty print of koi fish, and surrounded it with a mottled green fabric that was given to me by my DH's aunt.
I thought these serene fish might remind my family that not all waters are floods, and that they swim in a sea of love.
I thought I had taken some close up photos of the quilting, but alas. I did simple dot-to-dot triangles in the large green pieces, squiggles in the small cream/gray pieces, and a rising sun FMQ motif in the large cream/gray pieces. "Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain..."
I'm happy to report that this quilt was received in Houston and now graces their new couch in their renovated living room. The quilt was finished before I saw photos of their accent wall, painted green. They seem very pleased with it, which makes my heart sing!
Linking up with TGIFF over on Sandra's blog.