Something strange happened this week.
A few years ago now I had been working on a quilt called Auntie Green's Garden, by Irene Blanck.
I loved it and I loved working on it....until I didn't.
About a year ago I asked myself the tough question....did I really think I would get back to working on this quilt?? The answer was "no".
I actually felt a little relief in letting myself off the hook. I figured I would just quilt up what I had completed so far and call it a quilt.
What a shame :(
Fast forward to this past week...I really haven't thought of Auntie Green in a long while and, for some reason, it popped into my head and I said to myself that this quilt really deserved to be finished in it's entirety.
Where the heck did that come from?...who knows. Like I said in the title of this post, the brain can be so mysterious.
Here is the quilt as it was left, a long time ago...
So, there is a floral border on the top and bottom to do, then a vine thing around the final border. So close!
I think I'll put aside other applique until this one is done.
There is one problem though.
When I put this quilt aside, it gave me freedom to get rid of fabrics that I wasn't so much interested in anymore....which are a lot of the fabrics needed for this quilt. I hope I can "make do" with what I have left in my stash.
I wish I knew how women in the past... or even now...would hand-quilt a crosshatch pattern on their quilts without it getting all wonky. I imagine that kind of quilting on this quilt....and the enjoyment I would get out of stitching it.
I'll have ask Dr. Google!
(I've taken a minute to look up this quilt on my blog...and it has indeed been at least 4 years since I contemplated working on it)
I had plans to do a long run this morning, but it's snowing pretty good here at the moment (hmmmm, an unexpected sew day??). I think I'll delay my run until tomorrow and actually do a bit of prep-work on Auntie Green's Garden...then I'll know that this is a real thing and not just a wish...sounds like a plan, right?
This morning I completed the binding on my Temperature Quilt 2019...
If you'd like to see the completed quilt, have a look HERE...I wrote a post about it on Friday.
I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching, and with Cynthia for Oh, Scrap!.