I've been trying to CLEAN HOUSE here at Bumble beans... I need to move out
tops/backings, some to be quilted by me, some to send them out,
so they GET done in my life time... LOL!
I have a few favorites that I just want done.
Like this Anguillan Sunrise quilt...
Wanna Hear it's story? It's a long one!
It all started with this one Dresden in OCTOBER 2009.
When i started applique again after a 20+ hiatus...
These Paula Prass fabrics had me so excited I had to make something with them.
And one Dresden turned into MANY Dresdens...
I auditioned many fabrics and found the Yellow gingham would work best,
but I had only ONE yard of it, and I couldn't find more of it.
SO then I tried other options that lived on my wall for a good few months at a time..
And even got a little CrAzY!
I tried many other yellows
And more yellows...
I went to Houston and bought nearly every yellow I could find.
Still no luck...
It then was stuffed into a basket, and shelved for a good year.
Then, two great things happened.
I wen to Lancaster, PA, and found these in an antique shop. HMM,
I was drawn to the colors of the blocks.. Black, pink, yellow, browns...
SO I remade a bunch BIGGER.
Now what to do with those?
Then I went to Anguilla. And all those colors were around me...I didn't sew a lick on that trip.
But when I got home, the light bulb went off... Merge the two! same colors!!
It still needed that yellow!
Wouldn't you know it, I found another yard of that original YELLOW fabric online!
I got this far, then I put it away again... Until October this year
I didn't applique the Plates until Xmas of this year.
And By Golly, I wan this quilt finished!
March will be a year and half in the making of this quilt...
And You all thought I worked fast....
I hope to have a finished top to show you by the end of this week...
Do you have any quilt that has taken you years to create?