4.2.11

to quilt or not to quilt...

22 years ago, i sat in a hospital bed for 3.5 months waiting for #2 son to be born...

i kept boredom at bay by making a quilt...completely by hand...for the expected bambino...

he arrived pre-term.... our lovely Mstr. W.....and he has been in a hurry to get things done ever since...



that hand pieced quilt has been on his bed always...on the farm... at boarding school... and now at uni...

he has requested another...an update...a birthday gift...

we gathered japanese fabrics.....and leather....and velvet... from his great- grandmothers sewing box....


and we stitched them into a quilt top...

'wonky square'....because he is a perfectionist....

this time, not a hand sewn stitch to be seen...


so now, do i tackle the quilting myself....or do i send it off, to be done in a flash.....

happy birthday lovely boy..we are so very proud of you...

5 comments:

Kate said...

Such an amazing mix of fabrics - fantastic quilt. It would look fanstastic with hand quilting.
Wow - 3.5 months is a long time to sit and wait, but well worth it.

Evelyne said...

Fabulous fabrics and what a great quilt for a young man. I would send it off to be quilted - leaves you time to create other things.

t does wool said...

amazing gift of love.
happy BD to him,Jen

Gail said...

My that is beautiful. I'm thinking of doing the same for my daughter who is going interstate to study.

riotyarn said...

That fabric is stunning. Your blog really inspire me to sew.