Uncle Frank returns to Ireland tomorrow. Deadlines help me, and indeed I took the last patchy stitches last night, and a quick photo early this morning while the teens were around to hold the quilt!
This was such a satisfying project. Fun to work with my niece Alyssa on it, nice to think of Grandma Mary Lou the whole time.
The beautiful yarn we picked out turned out to be too thick, so I used some trusty sashiko thread:
This most random patch is from the sleeve of Grandma ML's soft old bathrobe:
We used Quilters Dream Wool batting - wonderful batt and it was so warm in my lap as I tacked back the binding. We included a wide strip of polka dots on the back, as a nod to the quilt's original 70's backing:
(Many many years from now...... will a future grand daughter and great grand daughter patch up a quilt I have made for Tommy? What a lovely thought....... )