Long ago, I started a quilt for my oldest daughter. We designed a beautiful quilt with old-fashioned colors, part of it pieced and a lot of floral applique using the pattern on the left. It moved along very well, there was steady progress, the piecing was all done and I moved on to the applique.
All the biggest parts of the sewing were getting done, the ribbons, fan, vines and leaves. I finished one flower, out of 80, and it hit me......... what was I thinking? This one flower had fourteen separate pieces of fabric. How was I ever going to finish it?
I decided to take a break and put it away for awhile. Awhile, became fourteen, fifteen years.
This last fall, I decided it was time to bite the bullet and get it back out. I'd taken it out many times over the years to admire it, this time I needed to sew!
|Close up of the center flower|
|Some flowers waiting to be sewn|
|The full quilt|
|Close up ribbons and flowers|
|Close up ribbon and flowers|