I started this quilt forever ago. Okay, slight exaggeration, but it did take me more than 70 weeks to complete.
Not because it was terribly difficult or advanced... I just simply forgot about it and lost my motivation. So when Deb inspired me to finish all those unfinished/forgotten projects this was the first thing that came to mind and I got right to it. And I'm so glad I did. I LOVE how it turned out. It became something different than I had in my mind but it became something even better. My original plan was to quilt around each square in the quilt, then straight-line quilt across in 1 inch increments. I'd never really done much straight-line quilting before so I felt daunted by this and the more I tried to picture it it didn't seem to fit with this quilt. So I experimented and bounced ideas of Phil and decided on this quilting pattern. I quilted around each square and outlined the chevron in 1 inch increments to give it a nice heavy drape effect. I used new material for the colored chevrons and recycled material for the background of the quilt top, I used a vintage flannel sheet for the backing and a cotton sheet for the binding.
Have you ever been too afraid to continue on with a craft project? You should finish it! Then it won't haunt you anymore and who knows? It could become your next favorite quilt (so to speak). xo