The story goes like this...
To say that Joy LOVES scraps, would be an understatement. As a surprise, members of my Quilt Bee each brought a bag of fabric scraps for my milestone birthday "several" years ago. Those scrap bags sat around for YEARS before I found the right pattern for them!
Enter Crazy Mom Quilts' June QAL. That was back in 2017.
You can follow my progression in the posts linked below:
When the quilt top was done, it made regular appearances on my UFO list, but after 4 years...
The quilt was quilted by my dear friend Britt, who delivered it at the end of May...
I was SEW excited that I trimmed it up as soon as she left:
Here are some close-ups of Britt's custom quilting work...
It took several months to bind, but it's finally a FINISHED quilt!!!
It took a QUILTING Swap and a moment of desperation to get it done! See??? Four bound corners:
These bits and pieces...
Remain from that fabulous gift my friends gave me all those years ago. A whole LOT of bits and pieces!! I wonder how many more quilts I can make from them? Lucky me, I've got a Quilt Test coming up and these might be just the place to start:
I would be remiss if I didn't add a sincere THANK YOU to those quilting friends who contributed scraps for my birthday surprise.
Best. Birthday. EVER!
If not for that QUILTING Swap with my friend B last year, this quilt might still be a top sitting with its backing on the end of the longarm. Just waiting to be quilted. Thank you, again, Britt!!
Here's a close-up of her beautiful custom quilting:
What better way to finish off ORANGE month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge than with a freshly finished quilt and my mums and the pumpkin a purchased at the grocery store last week to ring in Autumn:
It was interesting to look back through the posts to find that I originally thought I'd name this quilt "50 - It's Just a Number" and then changed it to " Friendship Chases the Gray Away", only to end up simply calling it "The Birthday Quilt" once it was a quilt top.
Sharing with Kelly
Linking with Alycia
With Cynthia on Sunday
Want to hear something funny???
The end of the story is that this quilt hasn't actually been on my list since the Spring 2020 (Ravelry) UFO Club!! I'm not sure WHEN members would have noticed, but I did as I recorded the session stats. Whoops!! Guess that's a good reason to load the list with ALL the projects, huh? I hate it when I get excited about a project and forget to make sure it's actually ON the list. :o((
Until next time...
Check another on off the list!!!