"Could you please help?" she asked. "How would you finish these?"
I said immediately that I would help.
I am connected to the same quilting tradition that she is.
And I also thought, "What quilt maker begins a quilt that she never intends to finish? Of course these should be finished."
Were they not appliqued way before computerized quilting machines were in use? During the last century the makers never imagined anything but hand quilting.
I also chose an overall machine-stitched stipple for the background... simple and in keeping with the vintage look.
They turned out beautifully. I hope the grandmothers would be pleased.
I have no doubt that they would be thrilled knowing their stitching is respected and loved by subsequent generations.
58" x 69"
65" x 79"