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I finished the “recovery quilt”…(even though the recovery itself lags behind…)!  I started the quilt in August using some hand-dyed fabrics from Mary and a sheet from Value Village…

Recovery 1

I added on to it this fall until it was big enough to be a “real” quilt…

recovery 3

…and then started quilting it.  For me only, the hand quilting part is important.  It takes time.  Karma is built in.  The whole project was a bit random though, and I wanted the quilting to be random, instead of a pattern…which was a super good idea, but took AGES…

Mod quilting

However, in recovery mode, confined to home for the most part, progress was made.  I took it everywhere…motels, doctor appointments and did TONS of sewing in the car and…VOILA…it’s all done.  I’m happy with it, I think…but the not-so-good news… sadly the red bits faded into the white…alas.  Guess that means it’s mine!

finished

And now the bad news.  I made a little quilt for an at-risk baby of friends in NYC.  Her name was embroidered on the quilt and the karma was good.  In January we packed it up and sent it off, and yesterday came a bit of bad news…the box was found empty in the Seattle post office, the quilt is gone.  I’m sort of speechless.  I had started the quilt last summer at Project space…

Hen 1

Hen 2

Hen 3

Hen 4

I’ve sent photos to USPS as a “claim” (no…I didn’t insure it…oops) just in the hope that it might turn up???  Hold the good thought…