Still Quilting

I’ve been working on this quilt for a long time. I intended it to be a Christmas present for Betsy in 2014. Beginning in September of that year, it seemed a lofty goal, but I’d made a quilt for her sister for Christmas the year before, and armed with that experience plus lots of time reading quilting books and blogs, I was confident I could do it.

I couldn’t do it.

Then I thought I’d finish in time for Betsy’s 8th birthday, in February of 2015. I gave up on keeping it a secret so I’d have more time to work on it.

I still couldn’t finish it.

Then my machine-quilting project turned into a hand-quilting project.

I may have abandoned it for a while over the summer.

Now, a few short weeks from her birthday, Betsy keeps asking ever-so-nicely if maybe her eighth birthday quilt might be done before she turns nine?

I still have 4 blocks to quilt, then around the outside, and then I have to apply the binding.

We shall see, my daughter. We shall see.

With Henry 20160111

At least have lots of “help with the poking,” courtesy of her three-year-old little brother. Sometimes he counts down and pretends the needle is blasting off and the threads are rocket trails.

Progress is slow, but cute.


Photo by Matthew Pepper.



About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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