I love the process of making a quilt and I love a finished quilt. Sometimes the time lapse involved is months and months but this time I had a definite deadline. I am ecstatic that the modern baby quilt is all done on time no less! I designed it with help on Wednesday, pieced it on Thursday, Quilted and bound it on Friday. On Saturday I got to admire it and today, I got to give it away.
The people to whom I gave this quilt made saying good bye to it easier. Mark is an artist and even has a website. Amy values handmade items so I knew it was going to a good home.
When I quilted it, I used straight line quilting with about a half an inch in-between. One of the advantages of my Gammill is that it has both a vertical and horizontal lock.
As the quilt was inspired by the HORIZON, the obvious choice seemed straight line horizontal lines. I also really liked the Warm blend batting – so little dust while quilting and no fold lines!
I know to the average viewer of this quilt the meaning and inspiration are not immediately apparent but they are to me. I explained it to Mark’s mother.
My husband held up the quilt late Friday night, or possibly early Saturday morning. I am a bit of a night owl and seem to warm up as the night goes on.
As you look at the quilt I hope you can see rain, clouds, grey weather, the lake and the high rises. There is also the blue portal where Mark looks out and where the baby will be safe, dry, warm and loved.
Today I went to the shower with my daughter, who had encouraged me to complete the quilt. Everyone there was very nice to me and complimentary about the quilt.
Here is Amy, with the quilt. She made a point of coming up to me and thanking me personally for making them a quilt. Appreciation like that makes me wiggle with pleasure.
It sure is fun to be a quilter. But meeting deadlines can be nerve wracking part of it also.
Speaking of which, I have another one for this Thursday. Aack!
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If you love this quilt you might enjoy the first post I did on it, making the top.