Here are the awaited photos.......such as they are. My little home is not big enough to lay this quilt out and get a photo of the whole thing. It finished at 97 inches by 108 inches, and I hand-quilted it over the last 4 1/2 months.
And, blessedly, it has reached JoAnn in time to be given back to Jennifer, the embroiderer, as her finished Christmas gift. JoAnn is thinking of putting it on her own bed, and letting Jen 'discover' it when she brings her hubby and Jo's granddaughter over for Christmas. Sneaky, but how I wish I could see the reaction !
The pictures were taken inside, and lost their quality when I lightened them enough to see me holding the quilt.
Jennifer embroidered the blocks over the last several years, and then her mother sent them to me, along with finishing fabrics, to be assembled into a quilt top. After returning it to her to be basted, I got it back again for the hand-quilting. I don't do a lot of hand-quilting anymore, but Jennifer grew up alongside my own daughter, both of them seeing their moms sleep, eat, and BREATHE quilting. I promised her when I moved back here that I would hand-quilt ONE last quilt for her. It was a huge undertaking, but I'm glad to be a part of this one. She's done SUCH beautiful work on the embroidery !