People who truly love quilting for the fabric, the process (over & above perfection), the color, texture, and cheap therapy. Life is stressful. It's good to have random discussions about a quilt in the hoop and the thread on the floor.
First of all, I want to apologize for any consternation that I caused by nominating any particular person for the Liebster Award! Essentially it's a 'chain' award and although I feel like it doesn't require a mandatory response, people can definitely worry about that. Don't! I went along because it seemed fun and I was already burrowed into my office for the time being. If I disappear into my quilting room, then I have to feel guilty because I'm not doing bookwork. I mean, obviously. I'm not even in the office. But posting? Oh yeah. Total mind game. In the office = working! lol
G'ma's Kaleidoscope quilt
Later in the day, my time is my own. Well, except for fixing dinner, washing dishes, attending the kids basketball games etc. etc. That's when I do little hand quilting usually.
G'ma's Kaleidoscope from another view
This quilt has been very interesting to work with. I LOVE the colors and scrappiness. For once the stark white doesn't bother me at all and I'm really not sure why? I am quilting it very simply in approx. a 1/4" echo stitching around each block, although a little wider for the white patches. They are a total nuisance.
Looking at some of the fabric.
But it's not just the white fabric. Some of the other fabric has a very tight weave too. My new leather thimble is getting totally thrashed, my finger is getting bruised and I am just trying to plow through it all with a smile. I do lots of thinking about my grandmother while I work on this quilt so that definitely helps. Where did she get her fabric and why? Was some of this fabric re-purposed? I almost think so. Lots to consider...