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.

 

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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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