|1970 orange and gold|
As usual, I've been busy. In a good, non-stressful kinda way. Which is probably not usual. More's the pity.
This quilt was made by my friend Jane's mom. Yep, from a Hirschner's catalog back in the 1970's. Jane didn't think she liked it. Might have been a little too... orange. Of course, it's orange so I gotta love it. I talked her into quilting it. That really wasn't hard. She's the one who made the decision to hand quilt it- because all of that applique is by hand. I get that. But and however, the quilt has been sitting in a closet for 40 years... is it really something you want to put that kind of time and commitment into? I didn't voice my reservations and, somewhat predictably, it didn't take long and she was handing me the quilt- after ripping out some of her handiwork. Turns out she doesn't particularly care for hand quilting. Well, you never know until you try.
So I lived with the quilt for some time. Maybe too much, but you remember the wedding dress and the wedding, right? I was distracted. But now, it's quilted. She'd putting on the binding and I think she'd liking it. Even if it is orange and gold. Ya gotta keep an open mind.