Saturday, May 29, 2010
The quilt has been pinned up ever since it was completed in 1999 but I've never known how to quilt it. For a long time it has been packed away - waiting. with my recent decision to 'complete or abandon' I decided this should be completed. Then I had the idea just to quilt down it in variegated thread in straight lines - which looked amazing. I got it out to begin and then discovered that I no longer really loved this quilt. I don't like black much and this quilt suddenly felt too black. So now I was faced witht he 'complete or abandon' decision all over again, because I knew that once completed I would not hang or use this quilt.
My eventual decision was to complete - it only took a week to quilt - and then to give it away as a charity quilt. I had it at work with me in the shop and a customer came in for batting to complete a quilt she was making for a charity auction at school to raise money for the Mission's. I offered her my quilt as well and I felt very happy that it was finally on its journey to an owner who would love it.