When I started putting together the layers for this quilt. I thought oh dear this is not going to be square. I worried should I take it all apart and start the piecing over?
I could not do that. I would be taking out stitches put in by my great Grandmother Mae Stella Irvin (B 1898).
These furrow rows were put together while she was in her 80s, and while they aren't straight, they are hers. I left her work alone and finished it the best way I knew how.
|Mae Stella Irvin with a quilt she completed probably in the 1970s.|
So I started stitching last weekend, and I finished today.
I used the shamrock fabric I found around St Pat's Day, and pulled the back to the front to create a self binding. The shamrocks are perfect! My great Grandmother married a second generation American, since her husband's (Frank Irvin's) grandfather was one of the first Irish immigrants to settle in the Qzarks of Missouri.
I think she would love it!
I hope so.
The love is what matters. I am so lucky to have something of hers and to finish it for her.