MoROSE Garden is now a top!
It measures 84 x 96 and has been a UFO since 2012.
How do I know that? Because I blogged about how things become UFOs in my world back in October 2012.
Fast forward to this year. I'm determined to finish up all the unfinished things around here now that I'm retired. I had forgotten about these 4 inch hourglass units but found them last month in a bag in my box of rose themed fabrics.
I also found a magazine with the inspiration photo and some math that looks like the block count and layout? Anyway...I could see that the magazine photo was only inspiration because I didn't follow the instructions that went with it. My hourglass units are four inches. The hourglass units in the photo are 3 inches and are made using a different method.
Also in the bag was a strip of 20 hourglass units by 5 rows all sewn together with LOTS of pins in it. (Pins removed before photo taken). It looked like a vodoo doll with all those pins. I think there were more pins in this than my pincushion. The pins marked all those intersections where the points didn't meet perfectly which was almost every intersection. This Type A personality could not handle this imperfection so the poor quilt section with pins and unused hourglass units have been fermenting in a bag in a box for almost 5 years.
So what to do? What to do? I ripped out the five rows that bothered me so I was back to 500 hourglass units. Now, I hate ripping but I told you I want to finish UFOs so rip, rip, rip I went while I drank a glass (or two) of homemade wine on the deck and listened to the birds serenade me (these birds don't sew like in the animated version of Cinderella - didn't those birds dress her too? or was that some other fantasy?) I had to rip because I needed a new start in order to finish this UFO.
Then I threw that Type A lady in the bag and into the box and locked her away. And I gave myself permission to be imperfect. I still had to try my best. And with that I sewed like the wind.
And the heavens didn't open up and lightning strike me dead. No quilt police came knocking at my door. BUT a UFO is that much closer to a finish.