Yesterday afternoon the final strip of fabric was stitched onto my late (that's 1 year, 6 days late) birthday present to myself.
A week before my birthday last year, I decided to make a quilt log cabin quilt with 41 "logs", one for each year of my life. This was the perfect number for a giant courthouse steps block- 10 logs on each side with a large rectangle in the middle (which I counted as one of the logs).
Going by quilter's conventional wisdom, I gave myself a year after the intended birthday to gift it to myself. I finally started the thing a couple of weeks ago. And so now the quilt top is double belated- six days later than the original one year grace period. Sad face.
The quilt top is, however, an early finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes. Happy face! Behold my March entry for ALYOF:
At 62" x 76", this is the largest quilt I've made so far. What to use for the back is a huge question mark. Should I be a Paganelli purist and only use Sis Boom fabric? Should I use something I absolutely love, Sis Boom or not? Decisions, decisions.
Since there's still quilting and binding to be done, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, as well as to A Lovely Year of Finishes at Fiber of All Sorts. Check out both of these linky parties for some lovely quilty inspiration!