The back story... or How years pass!
Once, a long, long time ago, someone got up out of bed in the morning, and said, "My, what a huge waste of fabric I have, in plastic bins, tucked away in a closet." Yes, many of us have said this, and at least I'm proud to say mine is ALL in ONE closet. Or, should I say that years ago my sauna became a closet? Shame on me...
And, yes, that someone was me. And I decided I could whip up a quilt top without shopping and OH! How rewarding that would be to diminish my fabric stash. Do NOT be fooled, my foolish fabric friends... Today (August 25, 2018) I see NO difference in my stash.
EIGHT years ago I pulled fabric out, intending to make quick work of it. Here are the stories that lead up to today:
Then FOUR years later:
Then Another Two years pass:
I'm appalled that the bias binding has been hanging out for another 2 years... and that had nothing to do with finishing at this date. I was totally unaware of the timeline when I sat at the sewing machine yesterday and thought, I should really do something with that bias binding.
In the end, at some point, I took the whole thing with a backing, to my local fabric store and put real money with it so they would quilt it to make a coverlet. And so I was pleased to see it when I pulled it out again. Not so pleased when I realized that the brown bias binding that looked so promising reached exactly half way around it... BUT, I soldiered on! I found a section of a sheet (which I say proves I'm a hoarder) and I ripped, cut and sewed and cut more bias binding. I intended to continue my "scrap" theme by piecing it together with the brown binding, but discovered that my new binding would be enough!
It's a CRAZY quilt. I started out symmetrical in the center, but lost my way and finished each side differently. And my well-meaning idea to make it a duvet cover? A year or so ago, I made a plain cover, so no need. That would be just SILLY!
Interesting difference in colors, inside/outside. Not bad for 8 years of work!