Some time ago I received a phone call. “Deanna, can you come. I would like you to look at a quilt.” It was a neighbor. She had started a quilt several years ago. It started to go wrong and she set it aside. Now, she is older and had some health problems and feels it is beyond her to finish. Also, the unused fabric had wandered off, and what she was left with was several pieces, some partly sewn together, and the desire to have the quilt finished for her grandson’s wedding.
Wow! When I first looked at it it seemed hopeless. But, over time I would take it out and look at it and put it away, and then take it out again a few weeks later. Over time an idea started to form. So, this weekend I went for it. A quick trip to the fabric store for some fabric and…
When I showed the pieces to the quilt shop owner, she said, “Oh, Deanna….” I replied, “Yes, I know, but someday I may need someone to finish a quilt for me…” And that was all that needed to be said.
Over the next week I hope to make some real progress. I am trying to take as much as possible of her original work and create a usable full-to-queen size quilt. The owner is no longer sure of what the original idea was, and I warned her that I could not guarantee what it would look like when it did return. She was OK with that.
What was originally a daunting prospect has turned into an intriguing project…Hmmm.