My friend Gail is not only a kindhearted, smart and fun loving girl. She is also a great walking buddy, day trip companion and the best knitting pupil I ever had the honor to teach the noble art of knitting.
On top of this, she is a gifted quilter…
I am not a quilter at all but I love quilts, old and modern. I love the fabrics, the designs, colors. I find it very inspirational and among the many blogs I read and follow, are several quilt blogs.
Gail looked at this illustration and said: ” That Seahorse would make a nice quilting pattern. Would you mind if I use it?” Why, of course not! I was interested to see what she would create.
Look closely at this breath taking wall hanging!!! Gail went hunting and found the most beautiful fabrics. She used gold thread to create sparkly waves ( the photos just do not do it enough justice!) The different fabrics and color match so beautifully.
It is perfect!
I love the idea of a writer creating a story, an illustrator interpretations and a quilter who sees another work of art in this. Isn’t it lovely how we inspire each other?
But my jaw dropped when I discovered this beautiful work of art was meant for me.
I was speechless. And then she remarked: ” That is the best kind of art, when you do it for someone you care for.” Well…if ever there was a fluttering handkerchief moment…
Dear Gail, thank you so much!
(I would like her to start a quilt and craft blog but she claims she is not talented enough.)
Dit prachtige kunstwerk is gemaakt door mijn vriendin Gail die een quilt patroon zag in een tekening van mij. En t bleek ook nog eens een cadeau voor mij!! Want zo zei ze: ” de mooiste kunst maak je voor iemand waar je om geeft.” Tja…ik moest mijn zakdoekje natuurlijk toen wel even in t rond zwaaien. Het is zo mooi, zo perfect.
Have a great weekend!!!
Love and Liefs, Johanna