Sunday, February 4, 2018
Dear Jane - Lakota Sioux (C13)
Normally, when she comes she brings her quilt tops so that they get quilted and then she takes them home to bind them. Over the past while it has transitioned from her helping me to quilt them to her doing most of the work herself and I busy myself with other things.
Well she put a wrench in our visit this time and at the last minute decided not to bring her quilt tops so that it would be a purely social visit. Well, I had made other plans and one of them was to work on this Dear Jane block while she quilted.
So later in the visit as we were sitting at the kitchen table having tea and chatting I pulled out my little prepared block to work on. She had never seen me do any hand stitching previously and even though she likes my little blocks she has absolutely no desire to make them - way too small for her. Cheryl was interested in the process and had some questions but by the time the block was stitched together she was just about ready to fall asleep. We were chatting the whole time but watching someone hand sew can be like watching paint dry!
Anyway, my little block is finished even though I cheated with the design a little bit. I used tiny squares in the inner corners of the block instead of half square triangles. I think it turned out pretty cute!
This evening I think I will spend a couple hours curled up under my Seven Sisters quilt while putting some quilting stitches into it. The poor thing really is quite neglected. :(
I am linking up with other slow stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.