Turkey Tracks: May 27, 2019
Megan Bruns’ “La Passacaglia” is DONE!
I have watched Megan work on this quilt for three or four years now. The construction time wound through the threads of her life. Sometimes, when her life events got tough, the quilt got put aside. But some times, the work on it offered solace and coping.
It was a complete delight for many of us at Coastal Quilters (Maine) when she brought the finished quilt to show us on the same May 2019 weekend she graduated from college. In the past two years she has held down a full-time job, mostly a full-time college schedule, and the juggling of living alone with two beloved dogs to nurture. Those of us who know her well knew that when this young woman finished the border and took the quilt to be quilted, she had gone around all the sharp edges life had thrown at her and was in the home stretch and moving full steam ahead. What followed next was a significant job offer right here in Camden, so we will have her with us for at least another year.
There are earlier pictures of this quilt in progress on this blog, if you care to go back to them. But to refresh, this is Willyyene Hammerstein’s “La Passacaglia” quilt from her book MILLIFIORI QUILTS. Megan designed the large border treatment, and Alewives Quilt Shop quilted the top.
The quilt has wonderful, organic-inspired quilting.
I love the yellow border.
The back is a VELVETEEN! I never would have thought to use velveteen. It’s so soft and yummy…
And congratulations on graduating from college!!