A little more than two years ago I had this fabulous idea. After lusting after the Maple Leaf Rag quilt in Material Obsessions 2, I figured I would just make my own. In my typical go big or go home fashion, I jumped in; thinking I would get it finished in just one Summer.
This quilt and I truly had a love-hate relationship. It became my in between project quilt and I would do a little here and there. I was mad I didn’t use all my precious fabric in it, so I wouldn’t want to work on it at all. Then I loved it again and seeing bits of fabric from all the quilts Ive made….even if they weren’t favorite prints still made me smile.
I originally was going to go all out on the quilting. After three bobbins, I wasn’t liking the weight and stiffness of the quilt. Since it has the fabric behind all the blocks, there’s the extra weight so I needed to be a little more sparse on the quilting. I ended up picking out all the quilting and starting over. This time just doing a little swirl on every other strip in the rings and a dense swirl on the between sections.
This quilt was giving me such a hard time at the end. I told myself I wouln’t work on anything else until this was finished. But now it’s finished, and I absolutely love it….and kind of want to make another…