I keep delving deeper into my closet. It's a big closet. I had this feeling that there were lots and lots of unfinished quilt projects. Lots. And after I thought I had gotten everything out, these were what I found. Three with semi-finished blocks, a bit of left overs I was playing with and a grouping of fabrics that I wanted to put together in something. Actually, there are several piles of fabrics that I have grouped together, but I intentionally ignored most of them. The piece of fabric on the lower right was the group that most inspired me at the moment.
Then last week in the middle of the night I woke and couldn't get back to sleep and somehow wandered into my closet and went straight to a pile tucked in the very back under a couple photo frames. They were hiding.
So now I have this.
But that's not the worst of it.
Nope, it's not. Here is a pizza box full of quilt blocks. I made them. There is evidence. But did I have even the faintest rememberance before I opened the box? Nope.
Here's the deal. I was pregnant and my mother threw a shower. I bought this fabric and had my friends put blocks together - just pick from some design block books I had, and pin them to paper. Then I was going to sew each block together and make a sampler. Which I did. At least the blocks. I can almost remember sewing them up. But then 10 days after my daughter was born, my mother went into the hospital and - whoosh - I never opened the box again. My daughter is getting ready to turn 15 now. And she's not really a pink girl. But I'm going to put these blocks together anyway because ... I remember this party and how happy I was and now I have a big grown (mostly) girl that I love more than I imagined (and I imagined one BIG love).
I don't think I was ready to open this box till now. Now I can reconnect with that wonderfully happy time.
But will I do it before or after the other pizza box?
Before or after the rolling stone quilt?
p.s. after I wrote this I turned around in my room and voila! there was box on the top corner of a shelf. Another quilt project set aside. Oh well, I've added it to the board.