Monday, February 23, 2009

Working on the Dahlia

Tom had his last eye appointment on his (corrected) left eye this morning. He'll have the cataract removed on his right eye Thursday. When his appointment was over we stopped by our church for a bit and I joined the ladies who are working on my Amish Dahlia quilt. I'm definitely a machine quilter..not a hand quilter.. and especially not a hand quilter using a frame. I do okay if I can have the fabric free and manipulate it with the thumb of my left hand. I don't do as well when my left hand has to remain under the quilt.

The ladies were kind and tried to reassure me that my stitches are just fine. But I think they could be a whole lot better!

Tom took lots of pictures...

These are the hands of a 95 year old quilter. Irene is having fun giving me a hard time about what she says is way more quilting design than necessary. But then she agrees the quilt is going to be awesome when it's done.

I just know it's a good thing it's not up to me alone to get this quilted...or it might never happen.


Geta Grama said...

Glad too see you hand quilting !

Crispy said...

Oh Mary, that quilt is going to be stunning. I'm so happy that your pictures showed the pattern you are using. I don't know that I could actually use a big frame like that, I never learned to quilt in all directions.


Donna said...

That is just going to be outstanding! The quilting pattern is exquisite!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Oh wow Mary. That is a beautiful quilt. Looks like you are all enjoying working on it together.