I have been working on a quilt for Tim for the past year, when other shiny projects didn’t catch my attention. At one point I thought it would be an Anniversary gift in September but that didn’t happen. Then I thought it would make a great Christmas gift to keep us warm in the cabin, where we sleep when the kids come to visit. But that didn’t happen either and besides, I had all my holiday knitting to finish. I would mention the quilt that was going to one day be finished at each of these holidays.
Finally it became a Valentine’s present, in use at bedtime on February 14, complete with heart quilting in the center of each square. The batting is wool, which was very easy to work with, except for little wool dust bunnies rolling around on the floor. The quilt was entirely pieced on my Singer 66 treadle sewing machine and then machine quilted on my little Singer Featherweight sewing machine. The material is all homespun and I pieced the back with leftover fabric. One problem with a slow, drawn out project was at some point I thought I only had to make about 6 more squares but instead I needed 16. After the quilt was put together, I cleaned my workspace and low and behold, found the missing blocks.
Finishing a quilt always generates a satisfied sense of accomplishment. This time it even encouraged me to pull out fabric intended for more quilts… but alas, shiny objects, looms and spinning wheels, beckon.