I have finished the quilt that I began back in April at the Worn and Washed workshop.
I bound it using an organic gingham from these lovely people.
This year I have been very inspired by the concept of slow textiles that I first encountered via Clarabella's blog and indeed by Clarabella's writing on the subject. I am not just reconciled to but rejoicing in the length of time it takes me to produce a quilt. Instead of getting frustrated at how long it takes to make I enjoy the process more and more, especially the hand work.
When I finish one and it becomes part of the world in its own right I feel a special sense of pride in having made something that could last a lot longer than I will. I'm aware that this might sound maudlin or odd. It's not meant to. I simply like the idea of sending these works out into the world and wondering where they may eventually end up in years to come.
For now, this one is staying with me though. It's my fourth quilt and I thought it was time to keep one for myself.
There's a whole heap more nerdy detail on Quiltgroup here.