means so much.
A few months ago when I was wrapped up in mask making my niece Sara asked what I would charge to make masks for her employer, World Finance. My rule had been, I will make masks and give only 2 to each person and if they wanted more I would ask for payment. I wanted to spread the love and cover as many people as I could with the fabric I had without purchasing more. For payment I would take some Pepsi, OMG I really did which my niece delivered.
Well, last week my niece Sara sent me the photos above. If you happen to see this post thank you so very much Tristan, I will wear it proudly. This simple act of kindness warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Maybe it’s menopause or perhaps my emotional reaction was due to not being accustomed to someone doing something so thoughtful for me. My favorite clothing color is gray, I wear a lot of gray but this is definitely my favorite.
Red and white quilt finish and it’s Enzo approved. The quilting is complete and in the “need to bind” pile of now 4.
The story behind the fabric
A couple weeks ago I tackled my old sewing room that had become that catch all. Mostly it was empty boxes meant to be broke down and set out for the garbage man, a collection from the last year.
The main purpose was to pull metal shelves out to use in my new sewing room which wasn’t happening with the current state of the room. While cleaning off the shelves I ran across a box of this red fabric that I had previously cut. While cutting the fabric shifted and the patches weren’t fit to use without recutting. Given my feelings on cutting fabric I tossed them all into the box and it was forgotten.
They almost went out in the trash while cleaning, but I was able to salvage them with the AccuQuilt Mix & Match Qube 8″.
Here are close-ups of some of the blocks after quilting.