My friend Vivian asked me to make a quilt for her grand-daughter K. Vivian speaks of K as her daughter and is raising her as such. K’s mother (Vivian’s daughter) died a few years ago leaving both of them stunned with grief. Yet Vivian is one of the most hopeful, resilient people I know. I was very happy to make the quilt for her.
I choose to make her a bright quilt. The result is this rainbow blooming nine patch. It is 45 in X 54 in. It is machine pieced and quilted.This near photo shows some of the very simple cross-hatched quilting done.
I found some wonderful fabric for the backing/binding which looks to me like fireworks exploring in all the colors of the rainbow. The world needs more people like Vivian.