I do actually finish projects.
August 26, 2010
I need to tell you this as much as I need to tell myself. I am working on twin quilts for one of my good friends right now, and she informed me recently that twins can come pretty much any day starting about a month before their actual due date, which is October 3. You can imagine my enthusiasm given that I have only one top completed and I am moving next week. Sewing is S-L-O-W.
In other news, I am going to share a doll quilt that I made for the NEMQG doll quilt swap recently. My doll quilt generated the least enthusiasm in the group (just being honest), but I am still happy with it:
I did one double wedding ring block. It took me an entire week.
To be honest, I really loved it and was so proud of it. The DWR block is monstrously difficult and does require hand-piecing, which I did. I took it to my grandmother’s house that weekend to baste it. My aunt, who has advanced lung cancer, was staying with my grandmother at the time. She was also a quilter in her youth, and I was lamenting the difficulty of this project one evening. She hobbled over to me with her walker, stood right next to it, and said in an extremely raspy voice tinged with a hard-core Boston accent: “Monet, that’s a quilt ya make when ya retiahed. That’s a quilt ya make when ya got absolutely nothin’ else to do,” and hobbled away.
So, I won’t be making another one for a while.
Rhea was my recipient, and she did seem to like it despite a few VERY OBVIOUS (and not just to me) imperfections. I was glad to have her as a partner, even though I was a bit nervous because she is such a good quilter and has a real eye for fabric and design!
Here are some of the other doll quilts (see the full lineup here):
Made by Laurie
Made by Katie
Made by Meaghan (incidentally, also the name of her blog [and mine])
Happy sewing, y’all…