The history of these quilts is simple. First, the state bird patterns come from my maternal Grandmother. I started them decades ago and made two sets of 52. However, I didn't finish them by the time my Sons married. They sat for some time. Then, I started quilting.
I calculated how many extra blocks I needed to make each of the seven Grands their own quilt and made what I needed. Then one of the store owners in town helped me design a simple quilt with sashing, cornerstones and borders. I got 7 tops finished and started making backs. Five of those are finished. And then it sat.
Now, it it time to finish and take them to the next step. I began checking seams, and corners. I got to the first 3 tops and have them pinned for re-inforcement piecing. As I did this, there were loose threads to cut. I found a few seams from the white blocks that needed double stitching.
I have learned a lot about quilting since I began this project, and so in the reinforcement process, I plan to add what I have learned. Its always been a truth that all the wisdom in the world doesn't matter until we put what we know into action. Its not what we know that makes a difference. Its what we do with what we know.