Good grief is all I can say. This quilt was a ridiculous amount of work. It is mostly done. Next my quilting teacher/mentor Rhonda will come in and square it up, I'll add a border of the solid green, and off it will go to be custom quilted. I was thinking of doing the math to count the parts, but I'm too tired to do that.
Seams, seams and more seams.
I feel pretty certain that Rhonda is going to redesign my corner triangles, which are a bit lackluster and may be short on width also.
A few people have contacted me over time, asking if I would share this pattern. Since I made this using only a picture of a quilt I found online, Rhonda and I made a pattern as we went along. Here it is:
Also at one point a X-stitching blogger contacted me to see if I would make this quilt on commission. Of course I will, for about a million dollars.
My friend Sue hit the nail right on the head when she described this as a "once in a lifetime" quilt. Sue and my sister Christine, along with teacher Rhonda, were my cheer leaders behind the scenes on this project. However, I do believe every once in a while I heard a murmur of "she's mental you know."
This all started when dear Dave told me he wanted a "Bear Paw" quilt for us. And, of course, I could not do a plain old traditional bear paw.... of course not.
Next in line is a lap quilt for a gift and after that it's onto a queen sized batik quilt for our son Paul. It's always one quilt at a time. That's about as much confusion as I can take.