Dec 18, 2009

So Close . . . And Yet

Sew & Tell Friday

So close to finishing my grandmother's quilt! She pieced this entirely from scraps about 25 years ago, and did a lovely job. I was hoping to get it quilted and back to her for Christmas, but here I am, a week away, and I still have 14 lines of quilting plus the binding left to go, not to mention 1500 miles of mail trails. It has been fun working with fabrics from my childhood (I nearly always got at least matching shirt & shorts from everyone's leftovers.)

And yet . . . . I was going to try to power through it today, but it's starting to pucker. I don't want to mess it up! I ended up doing straight diagonal lines in order to quilt with the grain--this baby is full of bias edges. With more time, I might be able to get a few lines in highlighting the pattern as well.

I have a few other Christmas gifts to start finish, too. So I might set this aside a bit so I can work on it calmly. My grandmother is 92, and I want to do a good job yet get it back to her very soon.

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Happy Holidays to all ~ and peace through it all!

Gratitudes & Highlights
  • Lovely, yet busy holiday season--we have snow!
  • Awesome confirmation kids who raised $700 with bake sale for local adopt-a-family gifts--how much fun to shop with 20 kids & spend a total of $1200! They are learning the joys of serving.
  • At least half a day to sew!


Rene' said...

Your grandmother will love it. So great to be working on such a sentimental project. Merry Christmas!!

beth said...

Your Grandmother will be happy to get this anytime!

Lesly said...

This is a real labour of love - it will knock your grandmother's socks off!

Sara said...

Your grandmother is going to love that! It will really make her day!

Diane said...

She will love this! Hope you are able to make some more progress.

greenhoneyhive said...

What a joyful thing to have a piece of the past that brings and gives memories to the future....That is a beautiful quilt!

SueWis said...

How nice of you to complete your Grandmother's quilt. What a treasure it will be. I'm sure she will appreciate it very much, no matter when she gets it back.

Nina... said...

I feel your pain! Just check out MY post! The quilt is beautiful, good luck. Grandma is going to be so happy!!

Leslie said...

what a great treasure to have and be able to finish for her. it must be so much fun to remember what all the fabrics were before.