Action Craft deadline met!
I completed the last stitches of the binding minutes before the park’s closing music rang through the trees (Auld Lang Syne, in fact — Japan’s universal “Go home already!” song).
This quilt was a joy to make. I was determined to make something from fabric I already owned, and several times resisted the urge to go out and buy something “just right.” I knew that would just delay and deter the project. So I tried to make do and not worry so much. I machine pieced and quilted it in just a few hours, and finished on Saturday by hand-stitching the binding while sitting in Shinjuku Gyoen. I hope my lack of crazy with this quilt will carry on to whoever receives it.
Boxes of blankets have been arriving — thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make a little bit of comfort for someone in need. If you’re still working, don’t worry! Keep at it, and send me your quilt when you can. I’ll probably make the drop later this month.
If you haven’t already, please leave me a message to let me know something is on its way. If your project is still in pieces (it’s OK, it happens to the best of us) perhaps hold off from sending and save your quilt for a shelter or hospital near your home.
Good work, team!