This quilt has been on a journey

This quilt has been on a journey

I asked Tara McInerney to take pictures of my quilt so I could promote the sale of my quilt pattern.  I was positive that she would know what to do. She happens to be a great quilter – an eye for the different and full of creativity – how could I go wrong?  I wasn’t wrong and I wasn’t disappointed!! Keep reading and you will understand.  I used her pictures of the quilt through out the Canada 150 Quilt Along  and they have been a great inspiration to the quilters who signed up for the Quilt along. It is really nice when you make something and then a friend goes and makes it even better with her gifts. 

But she went a big step further. She wrote this fantastic blog post about her journey with the quilt while it was under her care.  It starts like this:

“What do you do when your friend asks you to take pictures of her quilt?  Well, you jump on the opportunity!  Especially if the quilt is as patriotic and inspiring as this one is!  Lorna Costantini designed this quilt and pattern especially for Canada’s 150th birthday, which is coming soon.

Lorna had the quilt delivered to my doorstep and asked me to see what I can do to get a few shots of the quilt.  I was nervous and excited about the task, since I had only ever taken pictures of my own quilt and a guild quilt before.  She was happy with me sticking to my own backyard for the pictures.  I was a bit nervous because with our current renos in progress, the back yard was a bit of a mess.  I tucked the quilt away and went to sleep, knowing that I had a busy day the next day.  I hoped to get to the quilt later in the week.

When I woke up, lo and behold, the snow had fallen!  I had to pack for a trip to my mother’s but squeezed in a quick 15 minute session with the quilt.  I was thinking that newly fallen snow would make a pretty hard-to-beat backdrop, and around here snow never lasts long.  There was no time to lose!  Here are a few shots from that morning.

keep reading at for a complete portfolio of the pictures of the quilt.