A very special finish
Over several months in 2019, 6 women worked individually on six collective projects. We had no idea at the time that distant collaboration would become a very common theme in so many people's lives in the following year. We were amazed at how, through snail-mail, email and social media we could co-ordinate and create six beautiful quilt tops with each individual contributing equally to each one. Physical distancing and zoom calls were unknown to us at the time -- we were just creating as best we could given that we lived cities, provinces and time zones apart. I suppose the pandemic has taught everyone else what we already experienced -- it can be done, despite the complications.
I posted about the project and my completed quilt top in this post in August, 2019. And now, finally, it's complete -- quilted and bound. I did, as I said I might, add embroidery to several areas -- all of it inspired by plants and critters found at the cabin. I quilted each border differently, dictated by the fabrics and shapes in each and to highlight the fact that each one was created by a different individual.
It was fitting that I completed it at our latest visit to the cabin as that was the inspiration behind much of it and fortuitous that Photographer Son the Younger was there as well to photograph it.