I was lying in bed looking in the top of my closet and saw the 'dreaded' quilt that I have shuffled around for the last 10 years.... or so. Since I have declared this year the "Year of UFO's" I pulled it down... again. I looked at it and wondered once again why I thought this was so frustrating I threw it in the closet. Then~ I remembered! The back kept shifting. So I kept ripping it out. And resewing and ripping.... and 'storing it for later'. And so the pattern went.
It was an easy finish (sort of) and I was determined to do it! So... a few days ago- I sewed and ripped and sewed. I like things perfect- so I couldn't LEAVE it! I think the problem stemmed from this being the FIRST EVER quilt I quilted myself AND the heavy batting AND the 74x74ish size... who would have thought that they could quilt a quilt of this size and weight on their short arm? Oh yeah-- ME!
I thought it ironic that this line was so appropriately named for MY quilt: Attic Treasures by Brannock and Patek. Sew~ this is MY attic treasure!
I started it 10 years (or so) ago and ONLY had to finish quilting in the ditch around the red border, quilt the black and get the binding on. Sew, that is what I did one day! All in all-- it was never as bad as I thought- but a few lessons learned and great victory won in this finish!!