Friday, May 14, 2010

The Quilt Project

Finally! These are pictures of Anna's quilt. She's been working on this project for 9 months. Now, that's a long time to make a quilt, but you should know that:
1) She'd never made a quilt before. In fact, I'm not sure that she'd ever sewn any finished project before.
2) She designed it all herself, sometimes as she went along.
3) She sewed the entire quilt -- every stitch -- by hand. No machine was ever used.
We picked up the fabric a little at a time -- out of our scrap bag, at resale shops. She always looked for pastels. She liked the idea of a block quilt. She added the borders to make it larger. The reverse side is ALSO blocked, in a larger pattern.
She did a little light embroidery on the front, just for fun. It's fun to do, but she needed to finish; the quilt is an academic project for the school year.
Here's where she signed the quilt for posterity :)
I'm really proud of her! She enjoyed the project, and worked diligently at it, never complaining, but instead using her work on it as a stress-reliever and a way to receive real satisfaction in finished work, well done.

2 comments:

  1. This is terrific, Anna! I think 9 months is a very reasonable time to work on a quilt this size. I would have taken 9 years I think. Well done. You can show this to your grandchildren someday.

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  2. Thanks, Carolyn! She has been so enthusiastic all along on this project. I think she'll enjoy it for many years.

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