It’s been an interesting time here lately. Hockey finally wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, so that has meant a little more free time. However, my sweet man had an accident at work and broke both of his wrists, so i have been playing nursemaid as the poor guy can’t dress or bathe himself. We are settling into a routine now, but it will be a long road before he’s healed. As a result, i haven’t had much time to quilt. I have a fairly substantial list of projects to complete so i had better get on it.
I do want to share a quilt i finished for a dear friend. Cathy has been a friend of the family for many, many years. She is a sweet, kind, loving person, and i am proud to call her my friend. Cathy asked me if i would make a quilt for her mom, so of course i said yes.
i had this Arkansas Crossroads quilt top completed some time ago, and when i showed it to Cathy, she said it was perfect. i added some borders and quilted it up for her. I made the top using batik scraps and a consistent background fabric to tie it together. I had a hard time trying to find a border fabric that pulled all of the colours i used, but i found one that i liked well enough.
I used a khaki coloured polyester thread to stitch the swirl ‘n twirl pantograph and i’m pleased with how it turned out. Cathy assured me that her mom would love it and i guess that’s the whole point, isn’t it?