This quilt was started in either 2007 or 2008, I can't remember which. Either way, it is much too long. The pattern is by Judy Niemeyer and was the perfect easy paper-piecing project for a newbie like me back then.
It is STILL one of my favorite quilts!
|Can you believe I still had the binding fabric with the quilt???|
The "fire" in this case was my Music City Guild UFO Challenge list. I decided the only way to get some of these languishing projects off my To Do shelf was to assign them a number in the UFO Challenge - and sure enough, Karen called #10 for this month - binding Indian Summer! And as much as it pains me to to admit it - if it weren't for that Challenge, this quilt would still be sitting on that shelf unbound ..... *hangs head in shame*..... I could sure take some self-discipline lessons from some of you!
I suppose all's well that end's well, and thankfully this quilt's journey to completion has finally come to an end!
|Yes, I sew most of my bindings on by machine!|
|As you can see, the front looks like a hand-sewn binding ....|
but the back gives it away. Still neat and tidy, but not hand sewn.
Which is perfectly fine with me!!!
I'm totally HAPPY with this quilt! I've always planned for it to take up residence on the downstairs sofa in the great room. I've been giving a little thought lately however to hanging it in the upstairs hallway to add some color. Color is something it certainly has in abundance!!!
This is my first finish on my 2015 Finish-Along goals list for Q1! You can see my list HERE if you like. I had hoped to get at least one done in January, and I almost made it.
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