I'm going to be doing something new...
new to me anyway.
I haven't hand quilted anything significant in years,
or ever, actually.
Little things here and there have been hand quilted,
but not a whole quilt.
I am so intimidated by this project,
but I need to put my big girl pants on and do it!
It's been sitting here for way too many years,
waiting to be finished.
It's a quilt top that my great-grandmother, Lou Etta Kemmeter, hand pieced many years ago.
It's all basted and ready for the quilting to begin.
The fabrics in this top are so soft from wear and washing.
I can't help but wonder when she pieced this top?
What did the clothes look like?
And who wore them?
Were any of them my grandmother's?
And how long did it take her to piece this top?
I'm trying not to worry about what my stitches will look like
as I work on this quilt.
As someone said, my great-grandmother would be thrilled that
it's being finished.
Hand and otherwise.