Friday, September 07, 2012
waited too long
This little Happy Jack quilt sat kitted up in my sewing room for years. Mom and a friend got together and made it for themselves and then gave me the pattern, along with the pre-cut squares to make my own. They even packaged it up in a pretty black box with a picture of the quilt on the top.
At that point, I was absolutely in love with the project and had every intention of making the quilt. I carefully tucked it away in the sewing room, fully intending to have it finished by the next Halloween.
Years passed, along with my usual cycle of "can't find it...found it, but it's three days after Halloween...lost it again....found it but don't wait to work on it right now..."
I found it again during my great sewing room excavation and brought it downstairs, fully intending to have it done by Halloween. Then I opened the box and took a good, hard look at it. This isn't my type of quilt. The pieces are huge.
So what do you do with a project like that -- put it away for next Halloween quilting season? Try to foist it off on someone else who might want to make it? I briefly thought of giving it to Teenage Daughter, but I don't think she sews with pieces this big, either...
Seems like a lot of stressing over a project that only took a day to make, doesn't it?