I started stitching this quilt when my husband had a double knee replacement in 2014. I had it prepped and ready to go for the hospital, knowing I would have a lot of waiting time. I knew when he came home, we were going to take it easy for a few weeks, mostly hanging out with some old movies. perfect project.
Unfortunately, one of the complications during his stay at the hospital was a heart attack and a stay in intensive care. I would have gone crazy without this project. So I am calling it the heart attack quilt or the you scared me to death quilt. He is fine now, but I wasn't as eager to revisit this project for a while. I am a little confused by the actual piecing instructions, so I will be taking that part slowly. I have some fabrics chosen, but think I will want more.
Jo's Country Junction UFO
Silly Mama WIP
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I can certainly understand your reluctance to continue on this project! I love the fabrics for it, and that stitching will look fabulous. Like you said, if you get the piecing under your belt the rest will be fun handiwork for de-stressing times. ~smile~ Roseanne
This is an absolutely gorgeous design! I adore the fabrics that you've chosen. I look forward to seeing more of this quilt as it comes together. Happy sewing! --AndreaReplyDelete
Maggie, this is such a nice BOM, I'm glad you got it back out and want to work on it again. I know *exactly* how you feel! I did the same thing with a particular quilt when Scott had a little stroke. Sat in his hospital room and made floral heart yo-yo's for a quilt I'd designed for our daughter, then stitched them on upside down and stuffed them for little puffy hearts around a border. Once Scott was home and back to himself, that project was a downer for a good couple of years. But when I was ready to pull it out, its poignancy made it special and happy to work on again. Companionship like that turns a quilt into a friend of sorts. It's now my favorite extra stacker on the coldest nights. (6 years later, daughter's decor is different colors, and she's given it back to me "on loan" - hehe!)ReplyDelete
love your project beginnings...ReplyDelete
thanks for linking up!
Understandable why you sidelined this project for a bit. It's going to be a gorgeous quilt. I really like the fabrics you've got selected so far.ReplyDelete
What a lovely pattern, Happy sewing and stitching. I look forward to seeing your progress on this linky. Thanks for joining Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share.ReplyDelete
I so understand your hesitation on revisiting this quilt. Years ago, when I was undergoing radiation treatment, I knitted a sweater for hubby. When both things were done, I couldn't bear to look at that sweater, and we donated it to Goodwill. Funny how we associate items with events in our lives. Thanks again for sharing this week!ReplyDelete
I stitched this quilt a couple of years ago... the piecing is not as difficult as it sounds.... just take it section by section and it will all fall together nicely! :-)ReplyDelete