I finished this quilt last night.
I began it as a block of the month at Bearpaws and Hollyhocks (now closed).
It was called 24 because each month we pieced two blocks each month
ending up with 24 piece blocks.
Then I had to make 24 more four patch blocks. That makes 48 blocks.
The colors appealed to me as I saw the original hanging at the store.
The blocks were made in 2010.
The blocks sat for a while as I debated about which fabrics to use for the borders.
I put it together last month.
Then I learned that my friend Jane was retiring, today.
There was a gift card that people contributed to for her "work" gift.
I made arrangements to have this quilt top quilted. That was Dec 11th.
I spent the rest of the time binding the darn thing.
I finished it, put it in a cute bag from JoAnn's.
Today I gave it to Jane.
Jane said she wasn't at all emotional about leaving, but the quilt did it to her.
She did actually think I might give her a quilt. After all, we had worked together for 16 years.
We are friends. That should get you a quilt, right?
Okay, she didn't say all that. Except that she didn't think it was going to happen
because there was no quilt at her good-bye reception. I just hadn't finished it yet
and it was just from me, not from work.
I will miss you more than you know.