Here we are, standing in front of the completed quilt top. The little yellow papers are to keep track of the rows.
We went off to the quilt shop on Wednesday morning, picked up some fabric for the back, then stopped for a leisurely lunch at In N’ Out Burger. Back home, we pieced the back together and were at the quilter by 2:15 p.m. to drop off the quilt. Done!! It’s a good feeling to get a quilt done from start to finish. I appreciate her determination–it’s a lovely quilt. I think of it as Daughter of Blue Quilt. The quilter will mail her the quilt, so we made the binding and rolled it up to travel home to the Chicago area, where she heads this morning.
The quilt is kind of representative of our bond as sisters. Lots of little patches make a whole quilt and lots of experiences make up a relationship. This much is an obvious metaphor when looking at a quilt–but I think also that our appreciation of quilts comes from the time spent with it. Just like sisters.
I’ve made a quilt with Susan (Crossed Canoes–which was not “for her” but that she made in honor of a friend), and now with Cynthia. Wonder if Christine, my oldest sister and I will ever do one together?