I followed Ruthie’s Instagram posts as she made this incredible quilt called Pickled Fish. I was beyond excited when she told me I would be quilting it! My mom came over while I was quilting it and she was so in love with it, she said “Wow! I love the fabric and the pattern, I would make that quilt!” I said “mom, it’s paper pieced and quite a challenge.” And she said “oh, nevermind!” My mom is a perfect piecer and could totally do this but paper piecing isn’t something I see her really wanting to take on, not with all the other amazing artistic things she does. The quilting design is called Swan Song. I had this design in mind for this quilt for a while, it’s perfect for this quilt!