12 Year Project — Complete!

Yes it’s true!  This quilting project took only 12 years from start to finish.  I started this quilt 12 years ago as a beginning quilter.  I no longer have this pattern on hand but I remember how much fun I had picking out all these bright batiks.


I was just learning accurate machine piecing and I was obviously having trouble with points!  It was probably a combination of inaccurate cutting AND using a machine that did not have a 1/4 inch foot.  Yikes!


The block below is better but I am my own worst critic!  After I got this back from my quilter, I realized just how many points were actually square and I wasn’t crazy about the variegated thread on navy fabric. Something that seemed so right had turned out so wrong!  I decided this quilt just needed to go somewhere and hide, so it did!


One of my favorite quilt bloggers is Tierneycreates and on March 6, 2017, she posted a piece titled “Quilt Studio Archaeology and Purge, Part III”.  I started thinking about my own quilt studio archaeology and dug this quilt out from under a pile of “stuff”.

I only needed to add a binding and this 12 year project would be complete!  While I was tacking down the binding, my son and daughter-in-law commented on how much they liked this quilt, hmmmmm, it’s now theirs for posterity!

5 thoughts on “12 Year Project — Complete!

  1. Meg our-house-quilts says:

    It is a lovely bright design. Non-quilters are not as observant (critical) about technique and respond at a more emotional level. I think your son and daughter-in-law should be very happy with their gift.

  2. Lisa in Port Hope says:

    I took in the overall look, admired the feather fans, and didn’t notice the points. It has lively colors and it’s warm and you learned while making it, all are so much more important.

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