A (very) long-term WIP

I’ve had something lurking in my WIP drawer-of-shame for almost two years (actually, I have several things lurking, but we won’t go into that). It’s an EPP hexagon top made from sort-of-1930’s repro fabrics, finishing at about 50 x 60 inches. It’s not exactly my current aesthetic, to say the least, so finishing it always got pushed to the bottom of the pile even though I had already bought the backing.

Anyhoo, the other day Jess posted an appeal for quilts to send to those who have been affected by the fires in Tasmania, which was exactly the kick up the arse that I needed to get this baby finished.

In the end it only took a morning to baste and quilt, with the binding finished by the afternoon. It’s now washed and ready to send. I used a sweet rose-print duvet cover from Ikea as the backing, which means that there are matching pillowcases to include in the package (and yes, I am planning on ironing them). I know I feel good about getting this done, and I hope it brings a little comfort to whoever receives it.

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