The Jewel Box top is complete. And it only took three years. I started cutting the fabric in the spring of 2009. (I had thought it might be four years, but after checking on a few things, it is verified as 2009. Still not very comforting.) Saturday night, rushing to beat dinner, I put in the last stitches piecing the border.
When I got it out this time I vowed it would not be put away again without being a complete top. It measures approximately 92″ x 108″.
I tried a little something different in the corners of the picket fence border. Time to work on mitering again. It is easy to get out of practice.
It doesn’t look like a three year quilt. It isn’t particularly difficult or time-consuming. I just let myself…well, I don’t really know, but I definitely let myself not finish.
Done is good.