Sunday, October 19, 2008
Last night I set up Grandma's quilting frame that has been hanging on the wall in the living room for 7+ years now. It is time. For those of you that do not know, she suffered a stroke in Jan of 1997 and lived until Feb 2004 in a nursing home until she passed.
Grandma had taught me how to sew and quilt, but usually I just made the quilt tops and she did all the quilting. We made over 20 quilts together. Through groups on ebay and etsy I have found my passion of quilting again, so I sat down at the frames last night and begun finishing the quilt that Grandma left unfinished. Ironically, the quilt in the frames was a log cabin that she bought at one of the department stores. So yes it is manufactured. However she did not like the way it was quilted and was taking out stitches and putting in stitch in the ditch stitches. It is a really good one for me to start with, you could say, for "practice." I have a stack of tops piling up that need quilting, so that is the plan for the winter months this year.
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