Fast forward maybe 10 years, when I ran across them again and then finished piecing the middle section, but had no idea what I wanted for a border. So they lay another few years hidden under stacks of UFOs and other things. As I became more involved with QoV, it crossed my mind this would make a good quilt to donate to a veteran, so I finished the top, added half log cabin borders to mimic the block setting and pieced a backing. Now like a good wine or cheese, mellowing improves the final product, right? Well I left this to mellow on a hanger near my quilting machine for a few more years (you see I was trying to decide how I was going to custom quilt it). Then out of the blue, our first quilting day of this year was cancelled because of weather, but we all wanted to get together and quilt. So I invited a bunch of ladies over and pulled this off the hanger to put in a quilting frame and now it is totally finished with hand quilting instead of me having to decide how to custom quilt it. I love it when things work out so well, even if it took 16 years. I sure hope there are not too many more quilts "mellowing" this long in the closet or on the shelves.
Tilted Patriotic Stars - 67" x 78"
|Backing to Tilted Stars|
And, I pulled out this diagonal cowl again and did a few rows to be sure I don't forget how to do the pattern.
You know as we get older, they say our short term memories are not as sharp. This may be a reason not to have more than one project on a needle at a time. My next goal for knitting. I do not want to have as many UFOs in yarn as I do in quilting things.,
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