YouTube video - it's only 5 minutes - of Renate Hiller demonstrating the importance of Handwork. My class in Sashiko with Maura Ambrose at QuiltCon 2014 gave me the basic tools.
So here it is - December 22, 2018. And I need to quilt. But what? And then I remembered the box with the leftovers from Cristina's quilt. I stitched together some pieces of wool batting and pin-basted this quilt. It's 72" x 72".
|The back of the quilt|
This holiday was a quiet one, and John does so much of the preparation. And me? I was free to quilt. So I started this on the 22nd. I used two balls of No 8 Perle cotton. It's just been washed. The wool batting gives an extra texture dimension to quilting. This quilt is a big, soft hug to one of my favorite people. There's no one more worthy of a quilt than a quilter, and Cristina began quilting with me when she was a 7th grader. She's 28 now and especially quilt-worthy.