When my husband's parents passed away several years ago I put some of their cotton and linen clothing aside to (someday) make a quilt for my sister-in-law. Well I finally finished it! I had completed the piecing of the top and had sent it out to be quilted by Karen at Cosmic Quilting before I broke my shoulder. All I had to do was sew the binding. It was a little tricky with the shoulder, but I did it!
I used a simple plus design to symbolize mother and father and the four resulting squares representing the four children. I used Denim chambray in indigo by Robert Kaufmann from Hawthorne Threads for the binding and backing. I used the alphabet from The Proverbial Quilt by Denyse Schmidt to create the "SLEEP" on the back of the quilt.
I also finished a quilt top from a quilt-a-long hosted by Jeni Gaston from Woolen Willow Designs. My friend and I began this adventure about 1 1/2 years ago. We used hand-dyed ribbon and wool for all the applique pieces. I had to substitute a "square within a square" for one section of the quilt where I just couldn't get the piecing right. My friend cut the border fabrics and finished up my corner squares. We sewed them on and we were done! The quilt tops are going out to be quilted next week. Yahoo!
I'm amazed at how much I'm getting done while being housebound. It seems that breaking my shoulder has some pluses. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Happy Stitching Everyone!