I think it may be that the busier we are the more we can get done. At least it seems to work that way for me. I had so much going on this week....quilt show, workshop, guild meeting, two doctor's appointments, funeral luncheon to bake for...........but believe it or not I managed to pull out a top I pieced in Sept 2005 and got it quilted and bound in the last two days.
I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing another quilt made with Drunkard's Path blocks and Oriental fabric. I was scared to death of curved piecing, yet curious enough that I wanted to challenge myself. I was also wanting to stretch my fabric selections beyond my traditional scrappy choices. So everything about this quilt was new and different for me. I liked how it turned out, but then I was unsure how to quilt it and so it got folded and put on a shelf for nearly 4 years.
But then I joined the Finish Challenge.............
I decided that the blocks and fabrics were so busy that all of the fancy quilting I'd previously played with in my mind would just be lost. So I went with an overall looping stipple and I'm happy with the texture it gives it. I think I'll be even happier when it comes out of the washer and dryer (it's being washed as I write).
I've called this quilt "Sukiyaki" since I started it. But yesterday I realized I couldn't resist tweaking the name to play on the fact they are Drunkard's Path blocks. So it is now "Sukiyaki and Plum Wine".