I got a new old quilt in the mail yesterday. Do you remember Amaryllis? This is a top I pieced for Monique Dillard at Open Gate Quilts back in of April 2012. It's Lifetime Quilt #85.
This is the first time I've seen the finished quilt in person. I pieced the top, mailed it to Monique, then she added a border, got it quilted, attached the binding, then carried it around to trunk shows and classes for the last 18 months. Monique promised that once its 15 minutes of fame, or in this case 18 months of fame, was over, she would send the quilt home to me. I'm not sure how she parted with this quilt so close to Christmas, I think I would have kept it, just a couple more weeks at least.
I love this quilt, the fabric is Sentiments by 3 Sisters for Moda. This fabric has a nice romantic feel to it. Did you miss out on Sentiments? I think 3 Sisters new Christmas line, Wintergreen, would look great made up into this quilt too.
This is my chair and as I type this blog I have this quilt on my lap, sitting next to the Christmas tree, with the fireplace going. If I could just talk someone into bringing me some hot chocolate life would be perfect, but just having this quilt home for Christmas is pretty wonderful all on its own.
The pattern is available here, I bet you're thinking you need your own Amaryllis, I could not agree more!