Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Never-ending Quilt
I have some unique and special quilts from my husband’s two grandmothers. They aren't particularly beautiful, but I love them. I used them to give my oldest son some privacy in his loft bedroom.
When my middle son was about ten, he started begging for a quilt for his loft room. Since my husband was fresh out of grandmothers, I scoured the quilt books, determined to make him a special quilt of his very own. A friend of mine heard about my project and gave me a single quilt block as inspiration. I settled on a pattern called Wagon Tracks.
My friend’s quilt block had been made in the thirties so I decided to use thirties-inspired fabric in primary colors. I dutifully made four or five blocks and then life shoved the project to a back closet. A few years (!) later, he mentioned it, and I promised him it would be finished for his high school graduation…er…college graduation...uh…marriage?
He’s twenty-five now, graduated from college, and married. <sigh>
I thought better of promising its completion before their first child’s birth. Now I’m hoping to finish before the youngest grandchild goes to kindergarten, but I’m not making any promises.
Do you have any unfinished crafts lurking a closet or drawer?
P.S. This poor quilt has been so neglected it took Bill and I three days to find it. I needed the pictures. Now it'll be tucked away again until I'm inspired (or pressured) to work on it. Don't judge. =op