Yes, the winner of the “WHAT Was I Thinking Award” is none other than yours truly! Our guild creates an amazing number of charity quilts each year and at the meetings there are finished tops that people take home to finish/quilt.
This came up today.
No one wanted to take it. I had been holding back, thinking that someone would love it as much as I did, but it remained an orphan. I couldn’t help it. I took it. And now I have to finish it.
The sewing is not perfect, but not really that bad.
And it’s all hand sewn.
There are some “fluffy” issues on the outside edges.
Some of the fabrics are so very interesting.
But look at that first picture again. That quilt is pinned to an 8 foot by 8 foot design wall! It is HUGE!
And I said I would finish it. What was I thinking?
Well, it’s a heritage quilt. It’s a such a traditional reminder of where we started as quilters–every attic had an unfinished Grandmother’s Flower quilt! Let’s see…it’s hand sewn, so it probably should be hand quilted. May not happen–it’s 8′ square! And as much as I used to love hand quilting, my hands can’t take it anymore. I’ll be thinking about that for a while, as well as those fluffy edges and how I’ll finish that part.
But this quilt jumped up and SHOUTED that I must take it home with me, so I had to answer that call.
What was I thinking? That I love this quilt!