Melanie and Dennis
- Size: 19" x 16"
- Pattern: Original
- Quilting: Hand
- Inspired by a photo of Melanie and Dennis Watson
My sister, Melanie, began quilting before I did and quilting has brought us together as sisters. Melanie and I have totally different strengths in quilting. She is a fabulous appliqué artist and teacher where I might choose a root canal over an appliqué project — it is over quicker. We appreciate one another and don’t compete. Melanie is also much more generous when it comes to making quilts for others. A few years ago I decided to make her a quilt for Christmas. I couldn’t bear the thought of making a traditional quilt, so decided to share my passion with her. Melanie and Dennis is the result. Again it is an early experiment and she made a good choice in hanging it high above her cutting table. From across the room, it isn’t bad.