18 months ago I went on a quilting retreat at the beach. My sister was with me when I bought two fat-quarter stacks of lovely teals and magentas. Without a specific plan for them, these fabrics were put away for a 'someday project'.
When my sister passed away, her stash of fabrics and patterns were given to me. I went through all her patterns and found one that she had pulled from a magazine in 2011. And there it was - In the same colors as I had bought with her! PERFECT!
I used the borrowed die-cutting machine to cut the required strips and this quilt came together quickly.
I used fabrics from her stash for the border, backing and binding and I did the quilting with the longarm machine I inherited from her estate.
I feel like this was kind of a joint project and I thought about her all the time while putting it together.