But thanks to my amazing long arm quilter Joyce, I'm happy to say that I've just lightened my load by one. Here's the pattern that I bought at VQF a couple of years ago. Maybe it was a few years ago. Ok, it was probably five.
It's a Bonnie Blue Quilts pattern. Pretty isn't it! You can see why I caved.
And here's my finished quilt...
Ta da!! Ok, I admit it's smaller. I envisioned it as a wall quilt, rather than a lap or bed quilt. But hey, it's finished -- beautifully quilted by Joyce, bound, and ready to hang on the wall. All that's left is to decide which wall.
Here's a close-up of a tree of life block. I love the straight lines in the gold -- Joyce repeated them throughout the quilt in the inner blue and sawtooth borders.
And I especially love how she quilted the tree trunks...
So there you have it. One pattern down, a dozen to go. At my current rate of one every five years it will only take me 60 years to finish them all.
This year I PROMISE not to buy any more patterns. I really, really mean it. Honest.