Earlier this year, Julie contacted me to see if I'd like to take on a special quilting project. The idea was to make twin- and full-size quilts for her two boys using shirts as the fabric. She provided the shirts and some additional coordinating fabrics, and I set out from there!
My intention was to make these quilts using Elizabeth's pattern from Modern Bee. I got the block centers done (all 28 of them!), and then decided to leave off the triangle corners and go with a simple sashing instead.
I made the quilts larger by adding wide borders. The striped print is Anna Maria Horner Mixed Signals and I used Kona Nightfall for the dark blue sashing and Kona Chocolate for the top and bottom borders of the full-size quilt. I free-motion quilted the sashing and quilted an "X" through each of the blocks, tracing both inside and outside of the outer squares.
Because I was making two quilts at a time, I worked on this project over several months, and I hated to keep Julie waiting! But as it always does, life happens, and I finally got to deliver the quilts in person to her this October.
Having started the project in March, this does seem a little silly, now that I think about it. But, I bet some of you could have me beat!
Do you have any WIPs that have taken longer than 8 months? What's the longest you've ever sat on a quilting project?