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.
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.
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.