This is a true scrap quilt, and contains many pieces from clothing I made long ago. Clothing that is now but a distant memory... And I hesitate to tell you how many years this quilt has been in the making. Suffice it to say that I started on these 9-patch blocks when my son was just a baby (or was it even before that--hard to remember at this remove) and he is now a grown young man of 20. So there you have it, my shameful secret of how long it really takes me to finish a quilt is out!
Anyhoo, I started quilting on this again tonight, on my Bernina home sewing machine. I would love to have a longarm quilting machine, but for now I have to make do with my home machine. I am far from being the greatest quilter ever, but I persevere, and I am getting better. And after all, as quilters say, "Finished is better than perfect!"
I have about one quarter of the quilt's surface left to quilt--do-able in two or three quilting sessions, I think. That is, if I don't get distracted by something shiny--focus, Sarah, focus!
I also worked on my painting last night and the night before, adding a retro woman image (a digi stamp--I didn't draw it myself!), and some stencilled flowers. I think I'm going to go back in with some darks and lights on the flowers and punch them up a bit.
I'm liking the direction this is headed now, but it's still a work in progress.