This is my offering for the quilt swap. It seems a little strange, depicting spring here when the weather is coming straight off the Antarctic, but I am certainly enjoying the process. I still need to complete the stamens, back, quilt and bind it, so I had better hurry!
I love this block - it was originally from Dianne Johnston's "Happiness Is" pattern.
I adapted the original quilt pattern, making it smaller and rearranging it into a large wall hanging. I used my hand dyed fabrics and Steven and I designed the hot air balloon block to accomodate the kids. (If you look closely at them in the basket, you'll realise that I made this quilt quite a few years ago!)
We also personalised it - the name on the bottle of wine is denoting a stunning spot in Tasmania, where we met in 1981.
Where did you meet the special person in your life?