Christine over at Quilt Monster in My Closet has come up with a great idea. It is a WIP Challenge to finish those really old projects we all have hiding in our "studios" Check out the challenge details here.
Isn't this a lovely box? I got it in 2007 when I purchased the materials to make a Road to Paradise Quilt for my newly painted purple bedroom.
At the time the sales lady asked me what I was making and how long it would take me to make it.
Ummm, this is a picture of my plan. I told her it would take me a couple of weeks. What I didn't tell her was that they were weeks in the Biblical Prophecy sense of the word.
See that....lower right hand corner...there is a date....ummm... 1/5/2007. That was over 5 years ago.
But aren't these fabrics pretty? I still love lilacs. They remind me of Springtime in Santa Fe, NM where I went to college, and met my sweetheart.
Inside the box, at the bottom, these are the pieces that I have cut out.
There are even a few blocks put together....five to be exact. They do look very cool. It must of been the era of "blended quilts". Good thing I am starting to like scrappy again.
Project #2 is from the next summer. It was/is a Patchwork Party "block of the month" that was done on line with twelve different quilt shops. Each shop had one block and one finishing idea for the set.
Great idea! Loved seeing what 12 different people thought to do with the same fabric. To make things work seamlessly between the shops they all used Marti Michell templates to make the blocks. Another great idea! Worked like a charm.
Six different shops. Six different blocks. All the same size. Aren't they pretty?!
Have you ever used Marti Michell templates? It takes about 10 hours to cut out one 12 inch block. They are beautiful when they are done. The pieces fit together perfectly.
This is the finished quilt I picked. Oh my. I have a bit of work to do.