It was my first attempt at paper piecing (I believe four of twelve blocks require paper piecing) and I was not so great at it. And all my blocks ended up slightly different sizes ranging from 10.5" to 12". I saw no way out, at the time, to putting it together into a quilt top. And so it languished.
I would say it was my first ever true WIP, and I am not someone to let things go unfinished. It has been nagging at me for years to finish it. This was the summer!
I put away my reservations, embraced "Finished is better than perfect" and got to work.
And here is Sweet Pepper Jelly, a quilt with many imperfections (and that includes the quilting) but which is DONE and will now be our "out and about" quilt that stays in the car for picnics, chilly mornings or general quilt needs.
|A sampler quilt, in an odd mix of fabrics, but DONE!|
|I did loopy swirls in all the borders and tried something different with each block, to varying degrees of success.|
|You get a bit of a sense of the different quilting looking at the back like this.|
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.