How satisfying to sew by machine. After years of hand sewing, not continually but in spurts, I think this is the end. I don't know what happened to my plan to machine quilt the borders. I'm glad I rejected it.
I love this quilt. Created by my daughter in 2004, as a project to keep her sanity between countries and education degrees, and discovered by me on an island off the west coast of Norway. I scooped it up, and over the past years, as I spent a month or two a year visiting, I became
...determined that it would finished in my lifetime, and NOT cross the Atlantic a second time.
Success it IS!
I have to admit that it is not perfection. The piecing design is lovely, but there are flaws everywhere. I got so frustrated with the last border puckering that I had the scissors wrestled from me by my daughter, who insisted that it deserved to live. So, people of the future, do NOT judge me by this beauty. I used to make much neater stitches and measure more carefully.
I rest... until I finish here and pick up my knitting.