Done and done

The second cataract surgery went well(ish) yesterday. Everything’s fine now, but ’twas uncomfortable for a time.

More important, Remember 2016 is now complete, front and back …

I stitched a white flannel backing to the pieced front using two strands of Deb Lacativa’s magical floss, running the stitches to the right side of each patch, zigging and zagging as I went, then running along the bottom of each patch …

which left a wonderfully random pattern on the b-side …

The raw edges of the flannel were turned under, stitched through to the front along the edge, then hemmed and finally secured with a second line of running stitch that did not go through to the front …

Which is probably only clear to me, but I’m recording it here so I can reference it later as needed. I even managed to sorta miter the corners …

And called it done.

18 thoughts on “Done and done

  1. Memory quilts like this are the very best quilts. Had a friend that when her husband passed stitched a block everyday for the first year .. stitching memories and feelings that would get her from one day to the next. It was the most amazing quilt I’ve ever seen.

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  2. Wonderful on both counts! Hooray for healthy, well-sighted eyes and a gorgeous, fascinating to look at and make discoveries quilt…with a soft flannel backing to boot! I love flannel. I’m so very happy for you. 🙂

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    1. It feels like the first pair of glasses that my nearsighted self got at age eight … it was like seeing the world for the first time … magical!

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  3. Am glad you’re on the mend and can connect more fully with some of your life’s pleasures and passion for making things!

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  4. Well, you know how grateful I am for the success and blessings of both surgeries. A rebirth of clearer vision.
    The cloth is spectacular! I am looking forward to seeing it in person.

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