On the bright side of this issue, I am working like mad to get in there, and I have finished something I am very excited about.
I started this after completing two quilt tops. I was afraid that I would have difficulty with my machine while trying to quilt, so I made a small practice quilt. This will probably go to a grandchild if I ever have one. I started with 12 inch nine patch blocks and cut them with the rotary cutter down and across the middle. Then, I turned the blocks to create a new design. It was a lot of fun. (I also like puzzles.)
I love the way you can see a new design each time you look at a quilt depending on the area or color of your focus.
I learned a lot about myself through this project. I always knew that I liked things simple, but I am okay with the fact that the woman at the quilt store thought my choice of only two fabrics was boring. I like to see the pattern and the quilting. I have more color in one of my quilt tops, but I enjoy the lines in the garments I sew and the simplicity of this quilt. My wedding dress didn't have any lace, but the cut and design was beautiful.
The backing has more color. I love to turn it over and see the quilting on the back. Can you tell how excited I am about this project? I have decided to machine quilt one of my finished tops similarly to the way I did this one. The other I will send out to have stippling done. I was inspired to by Lori's Escapade quilt over at "Girls in the Garden." What a beautiful design!
Not all of my UFOs have been so much fun. I just finished two large totes today that I started 18 years ago. Luckily I still
hoarded had a completed make to look at. It is difficult enough to walk away from a project and come back to it, but after 18 years my memory gets a little fuzzy.