With my "waste not, want not" mentality I felt I had to finish it......so borders were finally added and to cheer myself and my ego up and to prove to myself that I had since "improved" I made teeny hexies and appliqued butterflies on the last border.
I thought simple hand quilting would suit this quilt also.
However. A strange thing happened as I quilted this poor old quilt, made with scraps from my scrap box and friends donations. It made me reflect on my quilting journey.....here was concrete proof that over these years I had indeed honed my skills as a needlewoman and improved and instead of being derided, it should be celebrated as my journey is documented in this quilt.
So.....here it is....finally finished and ready to perform its duty to keep body and soul warm....
So fellow needlewomen....take heart....don't rush. Enjoy where you are on your stitching journey. To create with your hands is no small thing....especially when the end result gives comfort and warmth.
Today I plan to curl up with a new to me book and rest and read.