It’s finished! Finally! It’s been sitting in my sewing room waiting for one last row to be attached so I can pass it on to the next person in our Prayer Quilt Ministry at church.
It was started in April – just being real here. Yes, it took me two and a half months to make a quilt – quilt top, that is. I think it was due to the fact that I didn’t really love the fabrics. I had lamented to my mentor in the ministry that I had a load of browns (fabric is donated for the production of our quilts) and was ready to just get rid of them and be done with the browns. So in her usual manner she encouraged me, even sending a photo of a suggestion that might look good in browns. I didn’t use the suggestion that she sent but her gentle encouragement got me going albeit slow on my behalf.
After finishing it, I like it better. It’s very linear and orderly and the browns will be good for passing it on to someone in need during the fall time. The demure colors may even make it a good choice for a gentlemen recipient, although some blocks are flowery.
It will now be passed along to the next person to create magic by quilting and binding it. Color-coordinated strings will be attached so that when prayers are offered for the recipient, a knot will be tied so they have tangible proof of prayers being offered on their behalf.
I rarely get a photo of the finished product; usually I see it on the chancel rail when it is ready to be given away. I will show a photo of the finished quilt if I have the chance.
So am I the only one that takes forever to finish a project? Please, oh please, tell me it’s not so. Leave me a comment if you dare to get real with me! I promise I make good company.