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.


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