I always intend to be a part of this… The Bloggers Quilt Festival, but never get around to doing the post… something comes up or I don’t have a picture of the quilt… or… well I just procrastinate right past the deadline… and I almost did it again. (edit- there are over 500 entries in the BQF, and as much as I would like to visit each and everyone and comment on them.... there just isn't enought time in my day, THANKS for stopping by).
I have already posted about this quilt, but it is special!!!
It was intended for my 1st niece as a baby quilt, but then things changed and quilting took a back seat. It was also a UFO project for this year and one I did manage to complete on time! I have slacked off on the UFO project… I guess I am not motivated, but there is always 2012.
So, back to this quilt, I am also posting it because I will be handing it over to my sister, to give to her oldest daughter, which also happens to be my 1st niece.
A quick recap of the quilts life… a pattern adapted from a Judy Martin book and begun in Paradise CA in 1988. The top was completed and the hand quilting begun and this is where one of the side tracks happened. The cross hatching did not meet up the way it should have on the last corner of the center and I didn’t know what went wrong… and I moved to San Diego, where I didn’t have the space or time to quilt, and add to that a misdiagnosed tendonitis as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome…
In 2002 a move to Nebraska, where a sewing space was available and a decision on fixing the middle was made and the completion of hand quilting in the center. In one of the moves, the stencil for the cable on the last border was discarded… so that was the next hurdle. Found a close match. Then a move to Chicagoland where it languished again… In 2011 I joined Patchwork Times UFO Challenge to get some UFO’s done. And it is done and soon to be united with its owner.
Thanks for stopping by- More later-Beth