It all started several years ago (ok, like 5- it was 2008) when I participated in a Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) Mystery. Bonnie revealed The Carolina Crossroads mystery (if memory serves) clues/block instructions about every Friday – with a new clue following for about 6-8 weeks. It took about a nano-second for me to choose my colors – I’d been dreaming of a pink and brown quilt for quite some time. With fabric pulled from my stash, new needle in my machine, and my first clue printed – I was geared up and ready to stitch up a storm. Being a full time working girl, I decided my weekends were committed to “the mystery”. I know what you’re thinking – so why is she telling us about this now…...? Well, each little 9 patch finishes 3 inches, a finished block is 9 inches – that said, I got sick of those little goobers real quick. For years, I’d take it out and work on it a little, then shove it back in the closet. Last spring my Missouri Milestone (renamed) was finally ready for the machine quilter! Yeah, I know – a lot of nerve to call myself a quilter!
Oh, but it doesn’t end there…..once I had the Missouri Milestone back in my hot little hands, I had to brag about it. Show the pink and brown wonder to anyone who would look at it. Not in my wildest dreams did I think my Mother-in-law would go completely crazy over it, but she did. So much so, that every time I see her see talks about it. Ok, I get it – she wants it. But I can’t bring myself to hand it over it her. It’s my first itty bitty pieced project. I’ve loved it, hated it, called it the foulest of foul names, loved it again – I just can’t let it go.
Soooo, over the weekend I started a throw sized quilt for my MIL. Yeah, I need my head examined – I’d rather endure those tiny dang pieces again than loosen the grip holding on to my queen size lovely.
Maybe because of the
guilt pressure of wanting it done by Christmas, it’s coming along a lot
quicker than my first quilt.