We interrupt our regularly scheduled book review to bring you a truly rare event - a languishing UFO has been spotted on the sewing table and may be in need of reclassification.......
This quilt has been languishing for some time. It IS the first quilt I pieced together with the thought of keeping it for myself. I loved it. Loved it so much that when I finished it, it sat (sandwiched, marked, etc) in a heap in the corner of my "studio" since March, waiting. Waiting till I was good enough to quilt it myself, waiting for me to find the right thread, waiting, waiting, waiting.
Honestly, I think it waited out of fear. I was fearful that I would mess it up. It's the first thing I made for myself, and I wanted it to be perfect. Is it? NO. I messed up loads while quilting it. I even abandoned some of the marking because I have "developed" since marking it and it didn't make complete sense to try to stick with something that wasn't going to work for me. Oh, and I never did find the color thread I had in mind. As for perfection, I guess I could always make another one in a year or two. But, this one is DONE, and I can start to enjoy seeing it hanging on my wall or laying on the bed instead of wasting away in a crumbled heap in the garage. Furthermore, I cannot describe the satisfaction of being able to say it is done. It feels so good!
Well, almost done. It still needs to be labeled, defuzzed, washed, blocked, and hung. This isn't the last you will see of it. I am hoping to enter it into the Bloggers Quilt Festival coming up soon at Amy's Creative Side.
Ah, yes, the reclassification. I think it needs to be put into the FFO category. The "F" ? Sure, it could stand for "finally", or I'm sure there are some other "F" words that might suit.
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