Sometime an email can make you feel so good inside. Such is the case with this one, from Marilyn Eparvier, who wrote asking permission to enter her version of "Florentine" in national exhibits. (Click that link to see my original). Her quilt is beautifully done; I am thrilled for her to show it off.
Marilyn writes, "I was so impressed with everything about your quilt that I even made similar fabric choices, something I never normally do. Your book "Quilting Beauties" from AQS is excellent, chock full of inspiration and helpful information...When the quilt was on my design wall waiting to be bound, my daughter took one look at it & said, "That's the one I want! That one is perfect." Everyone who has seen it is so impressed with the innovative way the traditional New York Beauty pattern is incorporated into the total design with such beautiful results...This quilt was so enjoyable to make; even the quilting with gold metallic thread went very well and was fun. I am looking forward to your next book." You can see Marilyn's exquisite quilting below. The fabric by the way, is a gorgeous collection from Hoffman Fabrics.
Thank you, Marilyn, for your very kind words, and for doing such a stellar job on your quilt. I look forward to seeing some big ribbons on your beauty in the upcoming year!