Let me introduce you to my longest-ever quilt project. I had to go back and look, and I originally posted this quilt top in the summer of 2015. So five years later, here we are.
When I went to read my first blog post about this quilt top, I was reminded that it turned out much pinker than I had planned. It is quite pink! But you know what? I love pink, so it’s fine.
Plus, at this point, I worked on it for so many years I’m just happy it’s done. I think I finished quilting it a couple of years ago, but then it sat waiting for binding for a long time, and I pretty much procrastinated every step of the way. But again, it’s done. Don’t we all have those projects that just kind of hang over our heads?
This quilt is a mix of Amy Butler and Lotta Jansdotter fabric, as well as a few other odds and ends I had in my stash.
The back is solid yellow and is actually an old bedsheet I found in my parents’ linen closet. It’s a mystery where it came from, how it got there, or what other bedding it went with, but it works well with this quilt top and really shows off the quilting.
I am a huge fan of using bedsheets – whether new or old – as quilt backs. I’m especially a fan of recycling older or vintage bedsheets as a way to reduce waste. Let this serve as a reminder to always check the linen closets of family members. You never know what goodies you may find.
Now, five-plus years after I started, I’m finally adding this quilt to the finished pile. Feels good.