Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The story of the very patient Quilt!!

There is nothing nicer than feeling great after a weekend of sewing.
And that sense of achievement when you put the
 last stitch into a project that's been neglected too long.
That's how l felt when l decided to take along a project that
was started by my group almost 10 years ago,
 just after we had renovated and extended our beach house.
It needed some quilts and fast. So l cut everything out,
and took it along to one of our weekends.
The girls were happy to help out in the stitching of a few blocks each.
At the end of the weekend, it all went back in its box till next time.
Only next time never came.
Another more exciting project did, and it was pushed aside and left to ponder!
While digging deep in my cupboard last week,
 looking for inspiration! something exciting! an old project l could work on!
 l came across THE box.
That long neglected and forgotten box.
Only some of the blocks were sewn. All the fabric was cut!
l had almost completely forgotten this quilt.
l laid it out on the floor in front of me.
And l made the decision then and there that
it was not going to be forgotten any longer.
It was going to become the quilt it was always meant to be.

The colors are still perfect for the beach house.
The pattern is simple but great. The fabrics are mostly reproductions.
Now to get it quilted!!
And hang it over a chair, that's also been waiting patiently for a quilt, 
and cooler weather,
when we will finally get to snuggle under it.
The moral of the story of course, is that good things come to those who wait.

We were a small group this weekend, but we still managed to have plenty of fun.
Bev, Jill and Nikki ready to share some paella. ( Anne had gone home already)

There was plenty more sewing that happened across the weekend. Back with them soon!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. Your quilt is beautiful! Good for you for finishing the top!

  2. LOVE this quilt top! perfect colors. nice to see Bev came along did she get any sewing done?

  3. Gorgeous quilt! Glad it's been found and finished. Looks like you had a lovely time.

  4. So happy to hear the project is languishing no longer! It's lovely!

  5. I love the quilt! Enjoy the rest of the time with friends.

  6. Those beachy tones are so beautiful!


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