Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I was almost too embarrassed to post about this quilt but the feeling of getting it crossed off of my to~do list after it had been there for 3 1/2 years made me not care how long it took me to finish it!   I am so excited that it's FINALLY done and will soon be in the arms of my middle monster...yay!

Backing fabric is solid black Robert Kaufman flannel

I bought the fabric at Hancock Fabrics 3 1/2 years ago in West Des Moines, Iowa.  I was there for the week visiting my bestie and she had just taught me how to sew.  I was super excited to start a quilt and couldn't pass up those adorable little pirates.  I started off strong but when I ran out of the red sashing & couldn't find it ANYWHERE I put it away and forgot about it.  After some prompting from my bestie I went on a mission to find something that would work.  Can you believe I had to go back to Iowa to find it?!  It's not a perfect match but it's close enough that most people won't notice (can you tell?).  I wish I could remember the name of the quilt store I got it from, they were so friendly and helpful there. 

I was a little nervous that my son wouldn't like the fabric anymore since he is a big 9 years old now but when I asked him recently about it he simply said "I still love it Mom, please finish it soon!".   This baby is going in the wash and should be ready for him when he gets home from school today :)

What's the longest time you have had something on your WIP list?




charlotte said...

Beth, I have a couple of things I started and lost the steam to finish that are both at least 6-7 years old. I keep thinking of pulling them out again, but there are so many other projects to do first. You know how it goes. Maybe some day. They are both hand quilting and that's what has stopped me.

Kristie said...

How special, Beth! I am sure you little guy will treasure it, regardless of how long it took. Now he has even longer to enjoy it :)