The Rescue Quilt is back from the quilter, binding attached, and delivered to its original maker, who will stitch the binding down.
If you review back several posts, you can see the whole story, taking the quilt from this,
to the final product, destined for a grandson’s wedding in the fall.
People have asked several questions:
1. “Why did you do that?”
Well, my first answer was that I may need someone to finish a quilt for me someday. But, it is more than that. I am really paying forward for all the people who helped me as I learned to quilt and sew. That is how quilting works.
2. “What did you charge?”
Nothing. She bought the fabric and paid for the quilting. I can give away things it would be impossible to charge for. Service is good for the soul.
3. “Why wasn’t she happy?”
She originally thought she was making a Boston Commons quilt. What she got back most certainly wasn’t a Boston Commons quilt. But, now that the quilt is finished, she really does like it and she is pleased. It was such a shock at first. When I took it back today she was smiling and happy, and said it was beautiful, and her husband looked and asked questions and told her she had chosen nice colors, and all was well. (Yes, that is a terrible run-on sentence, but how else do you explain the flurry of activity that went on in that house when the quilt came out of the bag?)
4. “Would you do it again?”
Well, I need a break right now, but, yes, I would do it again. I am trying to become a certain type of person, not really a certain type of quilter. Service and acceptance and tolerance and love are critical to that journey. Quilts like this help me as much as I hope they help the person I finish them for.
Finally, a big thank you to all of you who followed the journey and were so encouraging. It would have been much harder without you.