There’s a beautiful afghan in my Mom’s living room that is referred to as the “20 year blanket” because that’s how long it took her to finish. This is my great white whale, the 10 year quilt. I promised Tim I’d have it finished in 10. I started it last Fall so that’s one year down, nine to go!
The pattern is grandma’s flower garden and the method I’m using is paper piecing. I cut out each hexagon of fabric, sew it to paper, sew the pieces together and then remove the paper. When I’m done piecing it together I’m going to hand quilt it. Maybe 10 years isn’t enough! Very time consuming, but it is the relaxing, do it while watching tv kind of crafting, like knitting. I love all the different varieties of the grandma’s flower garden design. I’m often tempted to cut all my fabric scraps into little hexagons and just commit to that design for the rest of my life. But I know I’m a fickle pickle so I stop myself.