YOU ARE OUR SUNSHINE
When a friend across the country fell seriously ill during a pandemic, I wanted to hug her with a quilt. I happened to be watching Kimie Miner's You Are My Sunshine video one day and knew instantly it would be the inspiration for the quilt. A bright and cheerful color scheme, at first the background was a low volume Alison Glass but as I was humming the tune and got to the "when skies are grey" line, it inspired me to try this wonderful background woven, Manchester in Pepper by Robert Kaufman . . . it brought the design to a whole new level. A quick google search and the background fabric was ordered, the sunshine fabrics coming from my stash. Featuring the Least of These Border.
The Least of These border I designed after being inspired by the ministry of friends to the homeless. It's named for the Biblical verse Matthew 25:40, ". . . whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me." In quilting, a 1" square is arguably the least of all blocks.
Curl-Up In Size (74" x 74")
Kid Size (54" x 54")
Leave me a comment if you're interested in a pattern for this quilt.