Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Kind of Thing I should Finish
So I knew that I had this quilt top floating around in my world. But I've just been too busy to get to it. I think that I started the Project UFO group just to push me to finish things like this. It hasn't helped me finish it, but I think it has helped me decide to keep it. I'm growing a bit sentimental over it.
There is not a single curved seam in this top believe it or not. This pattern was all about clever angles. At the time it was a bit of a challenge for me...I think I started this about 8 years ago. At some point while living in New Orleans I pulled it out and finished it. I even purchased some Amy Butler fabric for the backing (which may well have been my first online fabric purchase). I recently decided to use the AB fabric for another quilt, so now I need to decide what to do with this one.
This quilt top is sort of a memento for me because it marked a time when I officially decided to pursue quilting again. I had made a few quilts already but this one marked that I was definitely NOT done with quilting. I'm still not!!
It amuses me that this unfinished top is years older than my daughter. I kind of hate that...I don't like to let projects go for this long. I'm hoping that blogging about this will somehow make me feel more accountable for finishing this top up. The fabrics are not my favorite but I do still love the colors. And I think I could find a family member who would be happy to own this. Now to just decide on the backing and then I might actually baste it. Then quilt it. Then bind it. Oiy!