What do you consider a quilting challenge? I think I know what it is for me. It is one in which I can't see the end. That is what my Irish Chain has become. I've had the hardest time getting back to working on it after several weeks off. I made myself this afternoon.
I've said before I am a finisher. That is the prize - a finished quilt. This one is becoming a lesson in patience, a lesson I need. Perseverance. Because I am using scraps, I have to pick the strips to make the pieced units that make up the larger block. It all takes time. Some of the strips I am using came just a wee bit wider than 2 1/2", so I'm having to trim them,
I know I'll love it once it is finished. I think it looks very vintage. Could be because the pattern is, well, vintage :) . Eighty of the 99 blocks needed, are completed. A new bolt of my favorite batting, has been ordered, and I have that great newspaper print for the backing. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can......