Joanna's family are translators with Wycliffe in the Solomon Islands,
and regularly travel between their two lives in the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres.
When I saw this quilt, Snowbirds,
on the Moda Bakeshop site,
I felt like it was designed with them in mind!
Half of the "birds" are going south west, and half are going north east.
Using my favorite batiks seemed like the right thing to do,
given their tropical home in the SI :D
After completing Ann's quilt, I was a bit pushed for time to get this one done,
and this one finished a bit bigger, at 72"x64" (hard to feed through my machine),
both good reasons to hire a professional quilter to save my bacon!
Tracey Fisher did an amazing job,
squeezing this "little" quilt in between bigger projects.
As with Ann's, I was determined to use what I had,
and I love how this back came together.
I look at it and see the tropical ocean, the clear blue sky, and bright sunshine :D
It looked awfully at home there, on my couch!
But it made it into my suitcase, into Joanna's arms,
and right out onto her front porch,
where I had imagined it!