It has been often said that your enemies define you. “My best enemy” is also my best friend. She has always been a stubborn little thing who can be very distant at times, but her sweet nature can also cast a charm that is very hard to ignore. We had a rocky start because of our hotheadedness but our relationship evolved into a strong bond over the years. We have been known to annoy each other the most and also to love each other equally. I have found my biggest strengths through her and utmost weaknesses because of her. To me, She will always be a Winter Rosebud trying to bloom amidst snow.
If you haven’t guessed it already, this wall hanging is about our friendship. I mirrored this photo to show what the quilting looks like from the front. I started with quilting our initials – S and P – written together in the centre. I am glad of the hourglass shape, which was a complete coincidence born from my doodling, adding that extra touch of everlasting friendship through time. The stars in the night sky also seem to last forever, and I have always dreamt of seeing them a little closer. So I quilted the circles around our initials as though she and I are travelling together through the stars. Finally, I added “Universe and Us” in Gallifreyan within our initials.
Since travelling through space requires a ship, I borrowed the idea of The Doctor’s Tardis. It is so much more romantic than any earth-rocket!
I can take on the Universe with her beside me and she would come along just to be with me!!
Update – I got a few enquiries about the Winter Rose quilt pattern. The pattern can be found in my shop. Thank you so much!
Credits – “My Best Enemy” is the title of a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer. Tardis is the spaceship used by The Doctor in BBC’s television show Doctor Who.
Ruth September 20, 2014 at 07:44
Very nice – Love the Gallifreyan (sp?) touch!
Lorna McMahon September 19, 2014 at 04:07
Such a beautiful wall hanging…. The rose is especially pretty… And the quilting and story are both very well done. She’s going to love it!
wendy September 19, 2014 at 02:39
lovely rose and such a sweet idea
MaartjeQuilt September 18, 2014 at 01:12
Wat a perfect design, colors and quilting. I love your wallhanging and the expression of your friendship! Hope you have many happy times together.
Love from Amsterdam
Sally September 17, 2014 at 06:01
Really cute quilt. The colors are terrific. I really like that TARDIS block, too – simple but immediately recognizable.
Catherine Pritchard September 15, 2014 at 23:09
Your rose really caught my eye. The whole wall hanging is fantastic.
Cheryl September 8, 2014 at 11:45
Your wall hanging and the store behind it are just beautiful.
Janine September 6, 2014 at 03:38
Your wall hanging is fab and I enjoyed learning the story behind it. I think you and your best friend/enemy are made for each other. It is clearly a great relationship for nurturing creativity :)
AmandaK@whatthebobbin.com September 4, 2014 at 18:22
Those close to us certainly know how to push our buttons the best! haha Love this mini. It is just gorgeous. The quilting is awesome! Nice work :)
Carol September 4, 2014 at 17:33
That wall hanging is so beautiful and is such a lovely gift!
Susan in OK September 4, 2014 at 16:07
Thank you for inviting us into a piece of your world. In addition, to the story and quilting, the colors are perfect. I think some quilts resemble friendships, too. Some just go together like a hand and glove. Others try the depths of our souls and often end up being favorites. I absolutely adore the rosebud. I could tell from others they are hoping you will share the pattern with us. Again, thanks for telling your story.
Maria September 4, 2014 at 14:08
Beautiful wall hanging, Soma, and your explanation of the elements that make up the piece make it extra special :-)
Marjorie Nath September 4, 2014 at 13:52
Beautiful! Is your rosebud going to end up in your patterns?
Susan @TheBoredZombie.com September 4, 2014 at 13:46
Lovely Soma! I really love all the thought that went into what you were making. Sounds like a wonderfully frustrating relationship. :)
Susie September 4, 2014 at 12:55
This wall hanging is gorgeous! The quilting is an integral part of the design…. and gives energy to your design. I love blue and gray and stars all together.
Mary September 4, 2014 at 11:38
Other than being a beautiful piece, I so enjoyed the emotions involved in the piece. Great throught process!