Sacred Touches

For the last several months my sister and I have been hand making quilts for family members. She actually does the hand quilting when they are all pieced and ready to be hand basted to the batting for warmth and the lining to cover the batting and the back of the pieced together quilt. The process involves cutting thousands of pieces that have to be sewn together to make the overall design of eachquilt. For example this is one of the 20 blocks that will make up the quilt we are currently working on. Each block has 48 pieces that had to be hand cut and then sewn together.

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Each star is unique in that though they all have the same eight colors in them, all the fabrics are different so that each star is not exactly the same. And though our grandmothers cut each piece of their quilts by…

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