Saturday, 2 June 2018

Being Realistic

Dear Jane,

It's not you, it's me.

No seriously, it is me.  I want to have the commitment it takes to replicate your beautiful quilt design by EPP, but I just haven't got what it takes.  If we were to do the maths based upon my productivity so far, I think we could be talking about several lifetimes before this quilt would be complete, and well, unless I happen upon the elixir of youth fairly shortly, I don't have several lifetimes to spare.

So, I think my 25 blocks (sadly very far short of the full quota I hoped for) should become a pretty wallhanging as testimony to my efforts.  These little blocks have been wonderful and frustrating in equal measure, but it's time to admit that in this case I have bitten off more than I can chew, as it were.

Perhaps you will always be the quilt that got away from me. Or, maybe one day I will find myself flush with time and choose a quicker way of piecing your quilt designs? Whichever, for now I salute you, Jane, for your perseverance and for your patience with so very many teeny pieces of fabric and I dedicate my meagre effort to the memory of your inspirational quilt.

Kindest regards,


  1. We have all been there, started something and then thought it wasn't going to happen. A lovely mini wall hanging is still a wonderful finish though. x

  2. I think this is absolutely beautiful! And there's nothing wrong with reassessing partway through a project and changing the plan. Or, indeed, scrapping it all together and foisting the thing on an unsuspecting friend *looks innocent* And this way you get to admire the thing as a whole, rather than a few blocks at a time in a big quilt. Dear Jane, you're still beautiful!

  3. Well done!

    Priorities sometimes need to eb reassessed, adn you have made something beautiful out of your reassessment.
    Go girl, go!


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