Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quilt time...

I got home last night and felt sort of emotionaly fried from all the horse stuff. Decided to take it easy and work on the Mom-in-Law/Daugher-in-Law quilt. (she did 1/2 the squares, I did 1/2 of the squares and it's up to me to put it all together) I'm so close to being done ... the pieces I have left are the long sashes in-between the rows of squares and the border that will go on the outside. The long pieces are hard for me... I stitch like a drunken sailor. I look at it and think - "All those quilt ladies are going to thing Betty's daughter in law is an alchoholic" or "Betty is going to take one look at this and put her head in her hands..." I will soldier on! No matter how ugly and misshappen it is! Once finished, I really will cherish that every piece of it was hand-stitched by women... all those hands touching it and contributing to it.... me, my mother-in-law, my mother-in-law's sister ( is that my aunt-in-law?), the women at Betty's church who stitch the quilt top into a real quilt all by hand stretched on one of those big quilt loom things. If I can just work on it once or twice a week, ignore the fact I really don't know what I'm doing and I stitch like a hyperactive monkey on crack ... I think I can get it done and shipped out for Betty and the church ladies to turn it into an actual, real, live QUILT. ***Sorry for all the bunchy posts... blogger won't let me space anything for a nice visual flow.... hate that!***

3 comments:

mommyrides said...

"I stitch like a hyperactive monkey on crack" Now that I would like to see....well, maybe not too closely!! Ha!!!

Susan said...

I recently finished a quilt for a friend. Her mother started it and died before she got it done. All that was left to do was to finish the bottom edge. I was just going to zip around on my sewing machine, but when I went to the quilt shop for thread, I learned that it's done by hand. Glad I found out and finished the quilt right.

Shanster said...

mommyrides - Hey! Well it LOOKS like a hyperactive monkey on crack had at the stitching... tho' when I'm actually doing it my eyes are crossed and eyebrows knitted and tongue sticking out in concentration and it's very slow going. grin.

Susan - yes, lovely that you finished it by hand. I like the idea of the hands finishing it vs. machine.