Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This one's been a year in the making. A box containing the elements of this quilt traveled to Pennsylvania with me last summer and I really did spend some off-time in my hotel room trimming half-square triangles to size.
It went to The Glen last week, needing only a border. And one good day of sewing (once the lights went back on) had it finished.
I'm pleased with the outcome--I've wanted to do a red and white quilt for years but never could see my way clear to quite get to it. And I kept collecting fabric... This seems to be a year of Getting Things Done, which is a good thing. But I have enough reds and white to make many more red and white quilts. The stash never seems to go down. Hmm. Why is that?
And there's a bit of family heritage in this quilt. The floral print with the brown and red flowers was used in a coverlet my grandmother made for my bed when I was a kid. This was some extra fabric I found among her sewing things and recognized right away.
This one will be going out to be quilted. I've quilted large quilts on my Bernina in the past but it IS a wrestling match and I'm not in a wrestling mood.