Sometimes I still feel as empty as this chair inside,
due to the loss of my mother.
But I'll keep going and one day I'll have this quilt finished
and hanging upon my wall.
It will remind me that love endures
no matter what happens.
|Looks a little bit Christmas-y, doesn't it?|
Life has a way of slowing you down sometimes.
I dug out this project I started a few years back,
looking for some mindless task to keep me-self occupied.
It's been on my mind lately, because it's unfinished business.
There's things I want to finish, just for the fact that I don't
like loose ends.
The pattern and fabric are from a kit I got years
ago- just had to have it because of all the bright colors.
This is a very ambitious project.
It's Pennsylvania Redwork, designed by Ann Kennedy, and
it was published by Labors of Love. I can't find them
anymore. I think they sold a lot of these kits, but I've never
seen one of them finished.
|Quilt is 82" wide by 102" long.|
The quilt involves LOTS of little pieces. I thought at first,
that I'd be able to applique by needleturn, but they were
just too small. Fusible machine applique was my only option.
Here are a few of the center blocks.