It’s been a very busy two weeks, full of highs and lows. Mom and I have put in about 80 hours combined on the Birds in the Air quilt. All of the blocks are sewn and she has started putting the blocks together into groups of four. Those will then be sewn into rows, then into the final top. We laid out the blocks on the floor, since this puppy finishes at 84″ x 96″ and is too big for my design wall (which is otherwise occupied by the Double Wedding Ring anyway). It’s now covered with sheets, chairs, and cutting mats to keep the cats from messing it up.
I’m very pleased with how it looks. I’m torn about auctioning it off for my uncle’s fundraiser. On the one hand, I hope it brings in lots of money for the benefit. On the other, I hope it stays in the family. They decided to do a silent auction instead of a raffle, so I know it will go to someone who will appreciate it.
On the low side, my grandmother passed away on Saturday. She was 94 and in poor health, so it wasn’t unexpected. It’s still sad to lose her. She accomplished a lot in her life.