I'm finally finishing a quilt I started for Maia before she was born. When I was pregnant I asked family and a few close friends to send me their handÂ tracings so I could make a quilt that was part family tree, part just all the people who will love and care for my baby.
I had completed the quilt top but thenÂ stopped working on it (and stopped sewing altogether) when we moved to Asheville. And for a while I thought I might just pay to have someone else make the quilt sandwich and quilt it all together. I've never done a big one like this, just a couple littleÂ things, and it was (IS!) daunting to me.
But now that I'm sewing again, I figured I'd give it a try. So the other night when I was sick and should have gone to bed early, I stayed up until 3am doing some last minute sewing and assembling the quilt sandwich and basting it all together. I'm going to machine quilt it although I go back and forth about possibly hand quilting around each of the hands. But man! I don't know if I could handle the time factor. I'm not very patient.