There were some problems in the borders and so it languished unfinished for years. Last week, when my machine was dead, I pulled it out and decided to look past the warts and just finish it. It's a sweet little reminder of just how much my appliqué technique has improved and how surprisingly OK my first attempt at hand quilting was. Since I have a plan to hand quilt this winter, it is somehow reassuring.
Do you save/display your first quilts? All of my early pieced quilts (throws and bed-sized) were given away as gifts or donated to charity quilt efforts. But I still have a few, mostly workshop projects, some of which are in the UFO trunk, like this one was.
It's one of four projects finished in January, including the table topper that was my designated Lovely Finish for this month. If I can keep up this kind of mix of new and old projects in 2013, I'll be a happy quilter.
I'm updating this post to join the Weekend Update on the Block Lotto and Fresh Sewing Day on Lily's Quilts.