Monday, April 23, 2007
I started making this quilt about 5 years ago. I paper pieced the squares and then set it aside when I realized that I did the math wrong and only had about half of the squares I needed to make a queen size quilt. So, this weekend I decided to pull it down and make a throw size quilt out of it. My mom and I sewed together the squares in rows and she sewed the rows together. The tricky part now is that we have to tear off all the little pieces of paper before I can quilt it. I have half of the quilt and she has the other half and we are tearing paper.
It will be a labor of love when it's completed. There is nothing more comforting than a handmade quilt. When I am laying under a quilt that has stitches made by the talented women in my family, I can feel their love surrounding me. I have quilts that have stitches in them from 4 generations of my family, and they are true treasures.