Let's call this one "Done!" whew!
I've been keeping track of my UFO's since around 2005. Perhaps it's been longer, but I've kept the lists dating back to then. In 2005, the pansy quilt debuted at #8, though I started it in 1997.
In 2006, it was #21, in 2007, it was #18, in 2008, it was #11. It usually hovered in the teens, falling to 14, jumping to 12, dropping to 24, then climbing to #18. Last year it was #20, this year it was again #20. What does the number mean? It's a ranking of priority. You might think that #20 is low on the list, but it was actually mid-level. This year's list has 39 entries. (My high has been 47.)
In my mind, the pansy quilt was the most boring quilt on the face of the planet. Not only are the blocks ridiculously simple, but I'd set them in camouflage fabric. The only quilting that showed was in the white, and there isn't much white. In addition to the quilting being invisible, I chose to quilt in the Baptist Fan pattern. It's a historic favorite, so I thought I'd give it a try. I quickly discovered that I detest it, but I was committed. It took a ridiculous 17 years to quilt.
How long does it take to make a quilt? REALLY long, if it's boring the quiltmaker!!
With all this build up, it had better be good, right?
Now that it's finished, it's actually kind of cute. Had anyone else made it, I wouldn't declare it as mind-numbingly boring as it's been to me. The border is green and purple hyacinth print. It's looking a bit grey in the photo.
So. BOOM! Knock that one outta here and off my list. The snowball crept forward again this month, and it feels oh, so good!!!
Vicki Thomas, friend, artist and writer
5 days ago