My UFO of the month (#8, selected by Judy at www.Patchworktimes.com) is a Crown Royal quilt. A couple of Christmases ago, I promised my nephew I would make one for him. And then I came back from vacation. A few months later, my husband got laid off from his job. Well, that kind of takes the joy out of doing any quilting, so I put the bags away. Then I had to start work full-time due to same issue. Again, less time to sew. Then my husband got a consulting gig and moved to another state. Again, less time for anything I wanted to do. Then we put the house for sale. I’m giving up sleep to keep the house in “show condition”. At this point, needless to say I didn’t even remember promising to make this quilt, much less KNOW where these Crown Royal Bags were.
After 6 months the house sold and we packed up to move. It was a few months later–and over a year and a half since that glibly made promise–before I found the bags and realized it was past time. He had kind of an odd number of bags, so I asked my friend for a couple more to make it a nice 4 x4 setting. Next thing I know a LARGE box stuffed with these bags (and a couple of books) showed up on my front porch. I purchased the purple and gold fabrics and then made 1 block. And once again, set it aside. I decided I might as well do this one at Quilt Camp. So at quilt camp, I talked, and sat, and ate, and made blocks with 49 pieces each…….a total of 25 blocks.
This only made a dent in the pile of Crown Royal bags. I actually found someone else who wanted to take the remaining bags home (Thanks Jenny! and Sorry Jenny!) The quilt has finally made it to a complete top and on the frame, and now I am quilting it. And like the rest of the project, I have now been plagued with problems. The variegated purple thread I am using has been breaking. 😦
After the 8th or so thread break, I turned off Gladys and went to bed. Just was not ready to deal with it anymore. Normally I love purple, or at least like it a lot, but today, not so much.
Are there any projects buried in your work room right now that you would prefer to forget? C’mon, ‘fess up…….