It’s… done! It’s finally done! But only because I have the greatest, kindest, most amazing friend of all time. Because, you see, I did the quilt top. SHE QUILTED IT FOR ME! In two weeks! It took me 25+ years to get off my hind end and finish machine quilting the top, and she hand quilted and finished it for me in TWO WEEKS. Behold!
And she even added an amazing detail…
Check out the hand stitching!
This is what I did, just the top sewn together…
It’s not perfect (my part, the quilt piecing, hers is perfect!) but I love it! I looked around to try to figure out exactly when I started it, but that would have been… 1995? 1996? Sometime around then, before digital cameras were everywhere so it’s not like I have a bunch of pictures of it. But I did find some pictures from 2013 when I had the hairbrained thought that I would finish it as part of a craftalong at the site-that-shall-not-be-named!
In its box!
I’d finished the center but all the edge bits were unattached.
The edge pieces weren’t finished… I must have done some work on it around this time, because when I went to finish it after she offered to quilt it, I only had TWO SEAMS lefts to sew. TWO SEAMS! And, you know, the quilting part.
I am so happy. Now, on to more UFOs!