Monday, April 25, 2016
White Fences Quilt
I started this quilt in 2012, the same year I started quilting. I sketched it out all cute on a sheet of graph paper. I still remember waiting in line at my local quilt shop with the two bolts. I cut out about half the quilt. I even started sewing.
I had some notion of this quilt being inspired by those beautiful horse fences you see in Kentucky, I think.
Then I got distracted by something shiny.
The pieces sat in my work in progress box. Every time I saw them I thought about getting back to that quilt.
The years past, so much changed. I made lots of quilts. We grew up a lot. I looked at this quilt in my sewing room and thought about finishing it. I think we all have seasons in our lives where we look back and realize that we passed some developmental stage during that time. Between 26 and 30 I feel like I became an adult. Not in the, now I can pay my bills kind of way, or even, the I can't be goofy and have fun kind of way. I mean my priorities shifted and my outlook changed. I was looking for a place in the world, I stopped waiting for "real" life to happen and started living my life.
That whole time I would occasionally look at the pieces of this quilt up and think, I will finish this someday, not now.
Then, in my 30th year, everything changed again. We bought a house. We moved to another town. We reached another life milestone.
New years eve of this year, I was cleaning my new sewing room in my new, much loved house (actually it is a really old house) and I saw the pieces of this quilt and I knew it was time to finish it.
I finished it that night while drinking champagne (no joke).
I quilted it the next day.
It was time finish this quilt. I just didn't know that I was waiting until I was home.
Name: White Fences
Size: 67" x 68"
Pattern: Designed by a 2012 version of me
Quilting: Organic grid with Aurifil thread
Finished: January 2016