Tiny Landscapes Topstitching Done

Little landscapes, topstitched.

I estimate that the fabric scraps selection, cutting, bonding and topstitching has taken at least an hour for each of the 24 landscapes. From here there is probably another hour’s work on each one, hand drawing certain motifs and patterns, and what I’ve decided to do about the edges. It’s conceivable I might mess at least one up and need to replace that segment …

So for the next couple of days I’ll be thinking about the necessary quilting, and how I’m going to treat the border of the quilt. I’m about 1/3 way through an absorbing book, Isobel Wilkerson’s “Caste: the Origins of Our Discontents” on how concepts of caste and racism in the USA stretch right back to the earliest colonists. Just as well it’s long, I have hours to go.

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