This UFO (UnFinished Object) has been hanging around a long time. Like most UFOs, there is a reason it is unfinished. (Read: excuse!)
I made the top in order to teach the Yellow Brick Road pattern. Then I never got around to quilting it myself. In the meantime, it hung for YEARS on the mezzanine railing. One day, I was horrified to realize that the sun had BLEACHED the fabrics. Horror! (Cue scream.)
But wait. It was only the portion that was facing the sun. And it was only three of the fabrics. And it was only the black lines in those three fabrics.
Within a minute or so, I had already figured out the solution. I was going to have to draw in all the faded lines with a fabric marker. I already had all different widths of black fabric markers. That problem was all but fixed.
I finished piecing the scrappy back and whisked the top off to the long armer (Rhonda Loy) for an allover pattern called “swirly buns.” I love the spirals.
Then the project sat. Has it really been more than a year since it was quilted? I keep getting “too busy.” I truly AM too busy, with all my non-quilting projects. But my husband loves the quilt already, and it would be so nice to snuggle together in front of a movie…
So one night, while we watched the extra features of The Da Vinci Code I drew in the missing lines. I’m almost done!