It feels surreal. I began tracing and cutting in the spring of 2008. Now, miles of basting stitches, hours of ironing, an inner healing weekend and lots of teacher meetings later, it's finally done.
Cathedral Window Chuppah back--Tetris, anyone?
Cathedral Window Chuppah top
The quilt is 40" square, representing the coming together of a husband and wife. Each piece was hand-traced and cut individually (no rotary cutters!), hand-basted and ironed, tacked, whipped, rolled and filled with a one-inch square "pane" which was then hand-stitched in place. Blocks were formed of nine squares. I began with the central block, then worked eight around it, then sixteen around the eight.
This one's for the hope chest--the post-postmodern version, of course. May I wrap my children and my children's children in it. :-)