Just wanted to do a show and tell with this here quilt top I put together today. (Yes, I cut out most of the pieces yesterday and got it all sewed up in one day. An intensive all day-er. I do things like this best when I can have big chunks of time to attack it all at once.) The cracked rib deal has me wanting to take things pretty low key. I thought sitting in the sewing chair would be the best thing to do with my time, especially as I'm getting kind of panicky that Jane will be packing up before I know it. With that huge transition comes a lot I have to do to get her ready. But that's another story for another day.
This quilt is a bit smaller than a traditional twin size. It measures 57x75 inches and is meant to be a "coverlet" for the bedspread underneath. Jane and I think this would be perfect over a store bought solid chocolate quilt. My plan is to take this quilt top, batting, and backing to someone that does machine quilting and have them do some "stippling" over all to give it texture and that look I like. Then I'll bind it all and it will be ready. I'll make sure to show you when it's all done.
Completing this project leaves me satisfied, knowing that Jane can take a bit of home, a bit of me, my thoughts of her, her future life, and love, my love, made visible in each and every stitch.
Passing of tradition.