I have thought long and hard about your outcries to NOT cut up the quilt that Robin gave to me this Christmas. I really thought that it would make a nice skirt, jacket or vest, as the bindings are missing and so many of the blocks are not in such great shape. That said, I also began to realize that:
1. cutting up any vintage piece goes against all that I believe, and I would have commented similarly to you, had I been reading the comments on another's blog
2. the fabric in this quilt probably wouldn't withstand much wear as a garment
3. it will be admired more as a decorative element in our home
So, here she reclines, enjoying the indirect sunlight of our foyer, the warmth of our old church pew, and the company of my vintage crazy quilt.
I finished the machine quilting on my Shibori class piece late this afternoon! YAYYYY!!!!
Free motion quilting is one of my favorite things to do, so it was a true labor of love. I listened to a lot of NPR podcasts while methodically filling the blocks, and the sun flooding through the large windows in my sewing room warmed me on otherwise extremely chilly days. Now I have to get busy piecing the border, which will be some challenging fun.
Jeannie asked how Rayna's Miso Soup was: delish!!! MMMM I enjoyed another bowl for lunch this noon. Tonight I made her Mushroom Barley Soup in the pressure cooker. It was also very tastey and warming.
Now it's time for some knitting!!!