My Little Neighbor, who is working on her first quilt, finished piecing the back yesterday. She had one block left over from the front and decided she wanted to position it in the very center of the quilt back. Here she is sewing the back together . . .
. . . and holding the completed back:
The back is composed of alternating strips of light and medium blue, the same blues used in the sashing on the front. You may remember this photo taken a few weeks ago on the day she finished the top:
What’s next? Nancy Stovall of Just Quilting will baste the layers together at her longarm studio. My Little Neighbor is planning to quilt this herself!
MLN is 11 now but started the quilt in the summer of 2012 when she was 10. Her 9-patch blocks were all sewn by hand but she moved to the machine to add the sashing and borders. You can follow her journey through these links:
July 6, 2012, Her First Quilt: https://firstlightdesigns.com/?p=1381
August 4, 2012, An Update: https://firstlightdesigns.com/?p=1544
March 2, 2013, Back at Work: https://firstlightdesigns.com/?p=2860
Sept. 2, 2013, Making Progress: https://firstlightdesigns.com/?p=3972
Sept. 3, 2013, The Big Reveal: https://firstlightdesigns.com/?p=3995
I’ll keep you posted on her next steps!
Dawn, this brings a tear to my eye. It is so loving, soulful, and life-giving to invest in the creativity of a young person. The quilt is made, of course, with so much more than lovely fabrics and stitches. Her time and yours, a tender beauty to behold forever. Thank you for sharing.
Amazing job! Please give her a hug for me!
Woo Hoo for MLN! Great job!