One of the quilts that I recently finished up was one that had been languishing in the WIP pile not because I was bored with it but because I was not emotional ready to deal with finishing it.
The quilt was started in 2015 while I was recovering from surgery after an ectopic pregnancy. For the last year or so I was not ready to deal with finishing the quilt up… then one day I looked at the quilt top and decided it was time. I bundled it up and sent it to my friend Kazumi to finish up…
The quilt top was made using a paper piecing pattern that I designed…and making the top was a slow and deliberate process for me as I healed. If you are interested in reading more or using the pattern you can follow the links to my earlier posts.
This quilt is our new couch quilt and my new comfort quilt. I have not kept many of my quilts but this one will be treasured. I look at it and see all the pain but also all the strength it took to keep going.
I also see lots of little treasured bits of my stash, including some fabrics which were bought decades ago when I started quilting.
I am really proud of this quilt… it is not my most creative masterpiece -my most creative quilt to date is my Michael Miller challenge quilt I think – but as I made this quilt piece by tiny piece I stitched myself back together. I am proud of that.
And I could not have done any of it without the support of my wonderful quilt holder and partner in crime. Thank you Mr Wombat.