With apologies to Willie Nelson, "To All The Shirts We've Loved Before" is from shirts we've worn for a number of years, some 20 years old. It is an improv piece, not a process I typically do, but sometimes when the mood strikes, you have to go with it.
It was tremendously satisfying to work this small quilt, (19" x 20"), and I finished it in less than a week. I also wanted to see if I still had my small stitch skills. Without a doubt, working with a finer cotton (almost too fine as the fabric was a little slippery) and a smaller needle is much easier on my hands. I think I was trying to hard too make my rocking stitch work with a larger needle, but there is just no comparison to doing the rocking stitch with a size 9.
There is a lot to be said for muscle memory - glad I still have it. Sit ups are next . . .