How old is your oldest UFO? Mine is over seven years old. And I’ve even thought of scrapping it several times. Mainly because of that dark blue fabric… I put the top together during my “blue” period. Everything I did was blue. At that time it wasn’t easy finding 100% cotton fabrics, so I had been collecting for a while, thinking about this quilt. But I just couldn’t find the right blue for it. So I ended up settling on some kind of polyester blend. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it actually has some give. The border was supposed to be the same fabric, but I ran out of it and when I went back for more it was sold out. And impossible to match. So it’s been stored all these years.
I still have at least six other UFOs, and I promised myself this would be the year to finish them all. I don’t know if I will actually make it by the end of year, but I’m sure going to try. The only new project I am allowing myself is Jess and Charles’ wedding quilt.
So this was the week to sandwich this quilt. And it’s going to take a while, because I’m going to hand quilt it. I decided to ready it in time for the Soccer World Cup (starts tomorrow), as there will be lots of time sitting in front of the TV set. Not that I can actually sew a lot if a game is particularly exciting. But there’s always half-time. So it will probably be months before this baby is finished, but here’s to a good start!