I started this quilt before Christmas of last year. I finally found my mojo to finish it! Yes, another gingham quilt! I only have 3/4 of a box of blocks to use up now. LOL! My youngest sister decided to get a regular-size bed so I thought it would be a good idea to make her a quilt that fits it for Christmas. Weeellll, a year later it's finished just in time for Christmas! LOL
Crazy Shortcut Quilting method for quilt-as-you-go. This works really well for bed size quilts.
Here's the plan from EQ6:
Then I went through the box picking out blocks for the colors I wanted to use. I picked out all the seams, pressed the individual pieces and trimmed or rejected any pieces that were not the right size. Then I stacked them up in piles to sew together.
I ask myself, "Why did I lose interest in finishing this quilt?" I have a couple of thoughts. One, gingham is very ravelly and can be a trial to work with. The other is I have done quite a few quilts in gingham and want to move on to something else. Then you really don't get a sense of accomplishment as you are setting 'a trip around the world' together like most quilts. The, "Oh Boy, this is looking good!" You have to wait until the quilt is finished and then stand back and look at it. I'm glad it's finished and I like it a lot.
More quilts to come have a good day!
Update 12/23/12: My youngest sister came over on the 21st and saw the quilt hanging over the balcony railing and said she liked the quilt with the yellow in it. I said that was good because it was hers. Yeah!