My Love Entwined journey is of to a great start. This is love at first sight.
Who the maker of this quilt is, is a mystery. The original exist and the owner has asked to be left in peace and their wishes, to be respected. It is good to know, it has a home and is being well loved by someone in the world. We all need a special quilt in our lives. It is up to them, to share it, if they want to!
Love Entwined is an amazing applique quilt. You can read all about it here, on Esther Aliu's blog. Thanks to Esther, who recreated a pattern, from a grainy photograph, which appeared in Averil Colby, Patchwork book in 1956. It was simply called " a fine marriage coverlet".
All I can say, it has caught my eye, it compelled me to make one. Off to the quiltshop, armed with my printed instructions. The fabric requirements in hand, the search to explore the fabrics, finding the right ones for this quilt. At the begining I shopped my own stash first, pulled some fabrics I wanted to use, others I was not sure about. It would be on a white background.
Coral? Not a colour I had on my list, it turned out to be a major choice. This is the backing, which I found while on quilt retreat last year. Some other fabrics which I found at the same time (below).