|The start of Khari's Quilt|
It had taken me ten-years to reach that first milestone, which seemed like forever at the time. But, as friends said then; the second 1,000 would go quicker & it has - in just five years with Khari. I say; just when some riders ride more in one year - than I do in five! It's all about the ride though & I've enjoyed every one of mine! I can't think of a better way to save the memories than to put them into a quilt!
The photo above is my layout for this second quilt. I still need to have a three more shirts made up. I found the perfect fabric to use for the strips between the blocks at my cousin Jackie's shop; The Quilter's Fix in Sheridan, WY. It's a print that looks like tooled leather. I'm thinking I might use flannel, or even polar fleece for the backing this time. Now I have cutting, stitching & more layout to do before I turn it over to a "professional" quilter to do the piecing.
Fun for a cold rainy day!
P.S. - Finished!