Sunday, June 18, 2017
A Pit in Your Stomach
This woman was asked by someone to "make these into three queen sized quilts, please." No more than that. Apparently there was a fourth and she already did make that into something.
Before you all descend on me with stories of your super conscientious worthy children, let me say that if they are, then they are the extreme exception. I know of no college student who will care one whit about a quilt made from scraps from a great-grandmother they've never met. Maybe someday, but not now. These quilts are intended to be Christmas gifts this year and I can understand the desire to pass on some bit of family heritage, but oh, God, I weep for these. They are so fragile!
The quilter who has them now to do the work asked if anyone could give her "some suggestions" on how to applique the dresden plates onto a muslin background because she doesn't know how to applique. I said I would help, if only for the chance to work with something like these beauties, but the other half of my brain is just sick.