sewing for spring

The Wild Flower Snowball quilt top is finished, as of yesterday afternoon.  Here you see a portion of it.  It’s comprised of 120 snowball blocks and ended up approximately 75″ X 90″ in size.

I like it.

What’s next?  Figuring out a backing, pin-basting on the kitchen island while watching “The Gilded Age” and then machine-quilting it on my trusty Janome machine.

I now have four–FOUR–quilt tops to make backings for, along with basting and quilting them.

Yes, I have been busy.  I call it “stress sewing”, because, well, it’s the Winter of 2022 and I am not a fan.

But when I’m sewing I think of good things, happy things, hoping to fill the quilts with joy and love as I sew them.

Banjo Man and I attended an exhibit at the Shelburne Museum, near Burlington, Vermont, in 2007 while on a mini-vacation.  It was there I saw the quilts of Rosie Lee Tompkins for the first time and I was in awe.  I read that she felt that her quilts were a form of protection for her loved ones; she prayed while sewing.

The show, “Something Pertaining to God”, was curated by her friend and devoted collector, Eli Leon.

If you have a few extra minutes and a fresh cup of coffee, here’s an article about Eli and Rosie that is quite fascinating.  Eli was a hoarder whose collection of quilts (3100 of them!) was eventually donated to the Berkeley Art Museum.

Here’s the link:

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2 Responses to sewing for spring

  1. Marge Fridrich says:

    The snowball top is beautiful.
    Saw one of the quilt collection. Love it. But refuse to subscribe to the New York Times to see the other.

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