or: Sometimes you have to do something for others.
One day in February, in one of the quilting groups I am member of on Facebook, a woman asked for a helping hand. She showed some pictures of a wonderful LoneStar quilt she had started to quilt by hand some time ago. She told us, she would stop quilting because of health issues, but desperately wanted this quilt to be finished.
The top was beautifully sewn, the star in the middle seemed to glow in the sunlight and I was completely flashed. I attended a hand quilting workshop over a year a go and am completely in love with the process. So I came forward.
A few days later the quilt arrived in the mail. It even looked better in real life. A first part was already quilted, so I didn’t have to invent the quilting design, I just had to complete. Exept the borders. I quilted every minute I could spare, and a month later, it is finished.
At the star itself, I quilted the diamonds echoing the seams.
The triangles have a beautiful pattern with hearts and feathers.
For the borders, I found a stencil which fitted perfectly.
Today, the owner came and took the beautiful quilt home.
I have to say, this was so much fun! I am big at starting new things, but I don’t finish very much quilts :) So this was a special occation for me.