Ta da! Wow, tying makes for an easy and quickly finished quilt, especially when you get the quilt top already pieced at a rummage sale. The backing is several yards of fine wale corduroy that a friend recently passed on to me and it's tied with yellow Red Heart yarn we already had on hand. There isn't any batting since the corduroy already lends some thickness to it. It took less than a couple of hours to sew long lengths of the yarn through the two layers in continuous parallel lines and then one rainy day in late May I laid it out on the floor and recruited the boys to help: E cut the yarn in between the stitches and helped with a few of the ties, and R helped me do quite a bit of the tying. E instantly made himself at home, pulling out other blankets, quilts, and pillows to make a cozy spot for himself to "read."
Finally, now the binding, in fabric thrifted last winter, is done. I wasn't really thinking when I chose a mostly white fabric for the edging. This quilt is going to live in the VW Bus and thus will have to survive quite a lot of dirt and sawdust from camping and C hauling his tools to and from jobsites. Oh well. It seemed right for the quilt and I'm not changing it now.
Working on something like this or with thrifted fabrics and yarns always gets me thinking and wondering about the person who started this. Who were they? Where did they live? How old were/are they? Where did the fabrics come from? Why didn't they finish it? All unanswerable but enjoyable ponderings while working away. It's nice that someone else did most of the work for me and I can only hope they'd be glad to know someone finished their work, even if it might not be how they would have chosen to do it themselves.