I have finished the inner quilting on my Atari 80s quilt. I have worked the past few nights on the quilting that goes around the outer boarder using the walking foot attachment.
I read a quote recently by my favorite poet (probably yours too) Mary Oliver, which goes like this:
"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
I think about this quote applied to quilting because a quilt is such an unimaginable undertaking. It simply requires so much time, attention to detail, and drive to get it to completion. That must be why when I see a quilt (whether online or in person) my heart swells with wonder. I think about the quilter who had a space in their heart for the unimaginable possibility of creating a quilt to begin with. I can't help but imagine all of the energy and thought put into each stitch. And I love thinking about that last stitch and how incredible it feels to be done. Perhaps the most amazing thing about a quilter's heart is, once a quilt is complete, the quilter begins a new quilt. Room is created once again, in the quilter's heart, for the unimaginable. And the quilting cycle begins again. As I get close to completing this quilt, I get excited about my next unimaginable undertaking.