A friend stopped by on Monday, and I deeply appreciated the conversation I had with her. She currently has the same difficulty with her vision in BOTH eyes that my husband is coping with in his right eye (Central Serous Retinopathy). My husband had the unfortunate additional complication of having a very, very bad allergic reaction to an injection used to diagnose the problem, and after being in and out of the ER and coping with his reactions to medications he was put on to deal with the allergic reaction (he’s very, very sensitive to medicine), we are finally back to a stable place and starting to cope with the initial eye condition again. So it was lovely to talk with her about what her doctors have told her about the condition and get some additional information / food for thought.
While she was visiting, she mentioned that she was picking up quilting again after a long break but that she didn’t have the visual acuity to quilt her quilts. She asked if I would consider quilting for her while her vision recovers, and I was happy to work with her. The first quilt she left for me to quilt for her is a kit of Initial K Studio’s Cascade Quilt, which is a beautiful rainbow of color.
Sally and I considered the thread and general quilting scheme. She wanted horizontal lines for the quilting, which I agreed would work well with the design, so that part was easy.
Sally also quickly agreed with my suggestion to use 50wt Aurifil 3817 (Marrakesh), which is variegated thread in a rainbow of colors. I think it adds some fun detail to the quilt.
The quilting also brings a pop of color to the solid white backing. Sally plans to bind this with leftover strips of color from the front piecing in a scrappy manner. I think it will be a perfect way to finish it!
Linking up with Finish it Friday.