With every quilt, you reach a point when you have to say, “It is done.” Frequently, it is easy to tell when you have arrived at that point, because you have a pattern to work with. But, how was I to recognize that point was with this quilt?
Well, once it was as large as the smallest size the owner suggested, I stopped.
Today (Sunday), I took the quilt to her. All the warnings I gave when I picked the quilt up did not prepare her for what came back. She said she wouldn’t have recognized it if she didn’t know. Her feelings are still a little mixed, due, I think, to shock. But, she kept the top at her house, is working on backing fabric, and we’ll get it to a quilter soon. Once it is back from the quilter and bound I will share the final results.
In the meantime, it is done (for now). I did offer to make the quilt larger by adding another round of white/strips/white similar to the surrounding of the medallion, but she felt it was large enough at this size, about 91″x83″.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. It was great to have support and encouragement from so many of you. I hope this encourages you to dig out an old “hopeless” project and give it a second look. You never know what it might turn out to be in the end.