Cooking With Jane
I have entered my rendition of the Jane Stickle quilt, “Quilting with Jane” in our state show (Maine Quilts 2015) at the end of the month. So, being as how I made this in the potholder method, I thought I’d better make sure it hangs properly before I send it off. Hmmm… as you can see I have a bit of a problem with the cone shaped border pieces. If I had thought to do one border first I would have figured out that all I had to do was shave 1/16th off each cone and it would have been fine. I even contemplated re-doing all of them, but I quickly changed my mind. First of all, I enjoyed making it. It was a fun challenge so if I never show it again, so be it.
See the wavy border - Argh!
But more importantly, I discovered after hanging it in the dining room, that my grandson LOVES it! He is 4 ½ and with his autism, verbal communication is very difficult for him. He stays over at Nana and Grandpa’s every Wednesday night and when he passed by it, he did an instant double take. His eyes and big smile said it all and he pointed out every shape from circle to pentagon (he loves his shapes!). So, conclusion – I am hanging it in his room and he can count the shapes as he falls asleep. What a great solution!
Thanks Nana - I love it!