When I asked my "sister" Susan to contribute an old shirt for the quilt, I had no idea what she would send.
When I got her shirt, I remember thinking that I had not expected her to send a striped seersucker.
I also had not realized ahead of time how very valuable those "Susan stripes" would be.
|Above the navy blue is a black with tiny circles|
If you look closely you can see that the black is disintegrating from age.
|Looking above the navy, you see a section of "Susan stripes"|
I had struggled to find the "right" fabric to replace the black, thinking I would need black again. But I realized that the "Susan stripes" is the perfect fabric for this and so you can see that it reflects the other wonderful colors.
|New striped fabric going around this corner|
|One section of black fabric is yet to be replaced, the other sides are completed in the "Susan stripes"|
The very best plans and expectations are sometimes surpassed by the gifts of the unexpected.