You noticed, right?
This is not my usual UFO Finish Tuesday.
This is 'fessin-up' Tuesday if the truth be told.
You see way, way, way back in 2009 I began sewing sweet churn dash blocks to make a large bed quilt for Mr E and I.
The date is even printed on the churn dash block pattern I printed off the web that first day...
I actually declared on this here blog that I'd sew two blocks every day until it was finished.
Now if I'd carried through with that promise to myself we would have been snuggling under this dream quilt for about 5 years by now.
It would have that frequently washed, loved intensely, can't-believe-I-made-it-myself feel about it.
I kinda got side-tracked with becoming a designer, and that beautiful vision I'd held so dear to my heart got lost in a wall of thread, fabrics, blogging, and hundreds of patterns to write.
The few times it came to mind (usually when moving house the four times between then and now) I told myself it wasn't the right season because Princess Sophie was moulting and cat hair would over the quilt, so I'd best wait till the following autumn.
Do you make excuses like me?
Well, I've wanted this quilt so bad, and because this is my Year of Gentle Domesticity - bringing my heart all the way back to the love of homemaking - I'm going to finish it. True this time.
The box where I store the fabrics and blocks is unhidden and sitting in my sewing room...
I'd forgotten how many beautiful repro and 30's style prints were in there...
...until I went searching through layers of them to find my churn dash blocks!
In my head I thought there might have been about 14 blocks (haven't been inside this box to count them for at least 3 years) but when I took them out from under the fabric and counted them I had 23!
I'm in love all over again so I've decided to put any more UFO finishes on hold until this one is complete.
I've got the original block pattern to make more 8" blocks, and if you're wondering where it's from you can still find it HERE...
What's your longest waiting UFO?
Are you ready to finish it?
I've been nominated for best embroidery photography in the Craftsy Blogger Awards!
If you believe my pics are the best in that category I'd love you to vote for me over HERE.
Voting closes midnight Wednesday.
Thank you. xx