I'm never sure of the etiquette of blog comments--do I e-mail the commenter or respond with my own comment or blog about the comments? Whether I am doing it right or not, you can be sure that I really appreciate the comments. I never knew I was such a piggie for validation, but when I open the blog and see that comments have been left I fairly squeal, "goodie, goodie, goodie."
So, now you know I just loved the comments about the Ecuadorean woman quilt. To answer Allison's question--right now the piece measures 24" by 40". I'm sure by the time it is quilted and trimmed it will be a couple inches smaller in each dimension. The woman is slightly smaller than life size. (Actually, as I think about it, most Ecuadoreans are smaller than my concept of lifesize, so maybe she's lifesize after all.) Mary, the folds in the shawl are painted and I am thrilled that you had to ask!