being sick is BORING! it’s so frustrating just lying there in bed feeling too icky to even pick up a needle and do a little hand sewing, so as soon as i started feeling even a tiny bit better, i was up and at the sewing machine, filled with a renewed passion for an old project. my epic scrap quilt.
this is the scrappiest quilt i have ever seen. it’s made up of bits and pieces from every quilt i have ever made. there are so many different fabrics in it that i couldn’t even guess at their quantity.
the whole time i have been working on it, i’ve been filled with a niggling apprehension over how it would turn out. i mean, there’s so much going on here, that there was every chance it could have just been truly hideous…
… and i’m still not convinced it really isn’t the ugliest quilt ever. but that’s ok, because i am fond of it. each of those little scraps means something to me and has memories attached. i’ve spent a long time on it, and i love it the way that a mother loves her baby: unconditionally, no matter how ugly it may be.
now to finish hand quilting it…