Saturday, February 2

The many stitches of love

Some people in Nebraska don't knit. They make quilts. I brought one back for me:

and one for my sister Margo:

There are many similiarities with knitting: these are made for warmth, there is a broad range of creativity, the project can be a stash-buster (or not). She who dies with the most (fabric) wins!

But think of the stitch count. In the Winter 2008 Schoolhouse Press newsletter, there is an estimate of the number of stitches in a BSJ. My quilt is about 68x82 with quilting every 1 inch; Margo's is more like 88x108. The quick-minded can calculate the number of stitches, made with needle and thread. Then there is the applique, the stitches holding the flowers and the blocks together, and throw in the embroidery for extra credit. Stitches made with love, every one of them.

Just lovely....
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