Sunday, January 20, 2013
The Pilot's Wife
This quilt is finally finished! I am so happy to have it DONE!!! It already has a sleeve and label and is ready for the quilt show in March.
It started out as my version of The Farmer's Wife quilt. I bought the book, and upon realizing there were no actual directions in the book, just diagrams CLEARLY not written by a quilter, I joined the online group being led by Randy. She was so helpful and posted step by step photos to help us on our journey. She then received a (less than pleasant) email from the author of the book telling her to stop her quilt-a-long or else... Really?
So in a very classy fashion, Randy continued on using different blocks, with wonderful directions and photos and we proceeded merrily on our way making blocks. At some point in this adventure, I decided to make quite a few variations of my own. Since less than a third of the blocks are from the actual book, I changed the name. I was going to call it the Ex-Wife quilt as many others are doing, but I chose The Pilot's Wife instead, since most of the blocks are mine, and I am married to a pilot.
It may be a long, sad, sad story, but it has a happy ending after all. Mostly, I'm just ready to move on to the next quilt.
Enjoy every stitch!