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: