Family Treasure, #2

Remember the quilt I finished up for John, one of two his mother started many years ago? The second one is now also finis.

This one was also hand-sewn and hand-quilted, just needing to be squared up and the binding attached before it was done.
The squaring-up process scared the crap sunshine out of me - cutting into an irreplaceable family heirloom? Are you kidding me?? - so I asked one of the quilt shop ladies to do it for me. (Thank you, Lauren!)

Then I hand-stitched the binding down

and got Leanne to help me with the photographs. (Guess who's going to be three in another week?! Time sure flies.)
The orange backing is a bit much for my taste, although it's something I probably would have loved back in the '70’s or 80's; such a perfect reflection of that time period.
The front is simply gorgeous. And labor-intensive. I can't even imagine how many hours it took to sew this together.
So glad I got to help preserve this for future generations.


captainhook said...

Wow, wow, and wow!