In case you thought otherwise, let me admit that quilt shop owners also have Unfinished Projects – even when they are store samples and the kitting of that store sample.
I started the Walk About quilt three years ago, based on an even older line called Gotham by Benartex. I loved the fabric, so I wanted to do the sample personally. It was very quick to make; I worked on it at a North Bow Lodge retreat. And Jane, who did my quilting, got it finished up pronto too.
Then in May 2011, I worked out the kitting requirements. One month later, we moved the store. I then played months of catch-up from the move. After that, other kitting of samples staff had worked on became the priority. Finally, last week I could revisit the project, and Barb just finished cutting and packaging the kits today. The quilt is hung and I feel complete relief. That was a big marble in my jar, even though the project was simple.
So here’s a picture of my Avoid About:
And a picture of the back, in which I used a panel in the center.
What a relief!