This quilt is one out of my 'I'm so frustrated, I don't know what to do with it' tub. I was rooting around through the tubs-n-dressers of fabric, looking for an idea for a wedding quilt and found a bunch of pre-printed blocks. I found large ones, small one and some borders. I sorted out the large ones and started to quilt them up as individual blocks all the while ruminating about what to do with the smaller blocks. As I was quilting the larger blocks in this quilt, I had an epiphany.
So, I started measuring the layout and setting little blocks together, sewing chunks there and strips here, adding them to the already quilted blocks. All the time trying to figure out how I was going to add the center strip. I quilted the strips on the right side. I didn't like how I quilted them, couldn't think of good, easy way to add the center strip if I quilted the left side. So I threw the whole thing in the tub and walked away to let it simmer a while. Like over a year-n-a-half!
Well, I got real tired of looking at that tub of unfinished projects setting on that dresser so I pulled out the easiest one (the half-hexie one) and finished it. This quilt was the next one.
What to do, what to do? The most prudent thing to do was get the seam ripper out and start picking. Sigh! I picked the quilting out of the Dresden block did some fancy pinning-n-sewing and got the rest of top and backing added on. I tried a new idea for quilting the strips of baskets and hearts on the left side. I liked it so well; I cheerfully picked all the quilting for the strips of baskets and hearts on the right side, out and re-quilted them.
I finished using up all my scrap pieces of batting in this quilt so the next quilt will be with one big piece of batting. Yeah!
I hope each of you is having a good day!