I had the pleasure of making the first layout in the pattern. I love how it has a woven look, but it really is simple strip piecing.
The third quilt was made by our good friend Robin. (If you follow Kathy's blog and mine you will have seen her name often, she is a terrific lady who knows how to make lovely quilts.) This layout has that little something extra with the addition of some diamonds and a border. I love how the diamonds extend into the border.
Now for a little of the story behind the story. If you follow Kathy's blog you know what an amazing photographer she is, so I thought I should let her use those skills and take the cover photo up in Flin Flon. My quilt was transported to Flin Flon (thanks Eileen), and I was thrilled to be un-involved in that part of the process. Unfortunately, when all three quilts were ready - the skies opened for days on end and Kathy did not get a chance to get "the photo" before her scheduled trip to Dauphin for our quilt show. We enjoyed the show over the weekend, but Monday needed to be business time. The sky was blue, so we were in luck. Kathy was in charge and I offered to be the quilt bridesmaid fluffing corners and following directions.
Here is the photographer in action outside Fort Dauphin.
For me, there was a lot of this involved:
Because there was a lot of this:
We liked this photo, but it wouldn't do for a pattern cover as it was oriented the wrong way, so we needed to rearrange things.
This was the layout we needed, but getting to this point was a little interesting.
I never thought I would get to be a cover girl!