I found out that these are the colors in her house. Once the blocks were made I hesitated because they are not the typical color palette that I would choose. I did not like them together and could not see the finished quilt in my mind. It was so hard to continue on with the project!! Have you had this experience?
The project sat. I laid it out, still not convinced it was something that I would be comfortable giving her. Then one day I seen my coworker in the hallway and indeed she had on khaki and green! She continued to work during her treatments. Such a fighter!
Well I made up my mind I was going to finish it - this quilt was not going to win! I would never forgive myself if I didn't finish this quilt. I pieced the top and felt better about it. It was looking a bit better to me! I found a great fabric for the back and a wonderful stripe to pull the whole project together through the border.
Then it was on to FMQ! Wow - I had never FMQ'd a piece this big! But I had made up my mind that I was going to tackle this and succeed! Well, a change in thread, bobbins and 4 broken needles later it was complete. Not perfect, there are some large and uneven stitches in my all over stippling, 1 or 2 spots where my lines overlapped, and my curves are much more rounded and prettier moving Left to Right vs. Right to Left, but you know what, those are the things I see....no one else noticed them. Then I washed it and it crinkled up so perfectly! And most importantly she loved it!! It does match her living room and has found a place on her futon in her sun room!
Last week she was taken off work, so she can continue a more intense treatment regimen and Friday is her Birthday! She now has a new quilt to cuddle and stay warm under and I wish her a "good day" on her Birthday given the effects of chemo.
I would love to hear about a project that you started and just couldn't pull together - did you finish it? Is it in your UFO pile?
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday 8/2