What Does Frankenstein Have to Do with This Quilt?
Birdhouse #8 by Laura Wasilowski
It's been a transformative experience for my Birdhouse #8 quilt this past week. First, I unearthed it from a stack of quilts in the "Made But Forgotten" pile of quilts I keep next to the "Made But Can't Think of What to Do With" pile.
Birdhouse #8 detail.
This quilt, measuring 14" w x 20" h, was created in 2003 when I was but a child. Machine quilted and bound, it had that never quite complete look about it. What did it need?
Birdhouse #8 detail now stitched.
Why a few hand stitches of course! Without the hand stitching the quilt looked unfinished. But through the miracle of hand stitchery, the little quilt transformed. Like resuscitating Frankenstein, it's alive!