Thursday, October 29, 2015
I layer a quilt -- top, batting, backing -- and baste the layers together. I begin the slow, steady work of hand quilting, stitch after stitch, to hold the layers together. Hours and hours, sometimes months and months, the quilt and I spend together.
And then there is that moment -- that sudden moment! It happens when I'm near the edge, almost finished with the quilting but not quite. I realize I'm holding a quilt. The layers are no longer three held together by pins and long stitches but a unified one: a quilt! It always feels like magic and it always surprises me.
Does this magic happen to you? Is there a moment when you realize the layers in your hands have become a quilt?