Cuttin’ it Up – Marathon Quilting
Marathon Quilting….We’ve all been there; the long hours, the excitement, the fatigue – being so close to the finish and pushing until completion – and swearing we will never do it again! You know how long that lasts – kinda like giving birth, at the time ‘I WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN!’ comes to mind as we ‘push’ through to the finish. Then we see the beauty, the possibilities, the hope and something in our brain blocks all logic and we do it all over again…and again.
This happened a couple weekends ago, our youngest daughter, Aubri, came down with her family and she needed help with a quilt, this quilt she was working on was for her husbands cousin’s first child. We decided on a new quilt and a different pattern completely so early Saturday morning we began; we measured, we cut and we sewed, we laughed and talked all day long. Fortunately Rob and Papa were there to help with the little ones (of course dirt bikes, quads and tree forts helped). We completed the quilt top in time to put it on the longarm for quilting while the ‘men folk’ made dinner and fed the littles. At 11:40pm Saturday I pulled this quilt off the longarm all done and beautiful, saved the binding for the next morning and she left happy at noon Sunday with a completed quilt to give as a gift the next weekend… her smiling face was all I needed – life is truly good. I love and cherish these moments with my daughter, she is a blooming quilter and yes, I would do it all over again and again…just not too soon.