It's Friday and I have something to show for it. This is a quilt that was pieced and assembled by my mother before she passed suddenly last year. Her husband sent it up to me last month in a box of her sewing and quilting gear and notions. Strictly speaking, it isn't entirely finished, since the binding is only 50% sewn on, but I'm claiming the Sew-n-Tell privilege for having finished the quilting on this 56" square Yuletide lap quilt.
I blogged here about the first quilt that I finished for my mother; it was the project that brought me steaming back into the quilting world, and it was a very healing and peaceful way for me to mark the first anniversary of her passing. This one, however, is a different story! Only the abiding love that I have for my mother's memory induced me to finish this quilt. On just about every dimension, it isn't "me". The kitschy penguins, the polyester batting, and to top it off, we celebrate Chanukah, not Christmas! (Yes, I have a strange and religiously convoluted family story which I won't bore you with.) Nevertheless, it was a pleasure to handle something my mother had worked on, and I'll be sending it to her husband, who misses her dearly.
Here's a closeup - because everyone needs a little holiday-making penguin in their day. Have a great weekend, everyone! And go over to Amy's and cheer on the other hard working quilters who've finished something this week.