Shout it from the housetops! This UFO is done!
It started in 2005. The library received memorial donations for Mrs. G, who was the mother of Mrs. L who is one of our most devoted volunteers. Mrs. L and I talked about what to purchase with the contributions. A piece of artwork for the youth services room? Hmm. Mrs. G did a lot of needlework, as does Mrs. L. What about a quilt? I found a pattern called "Storytime Readers" by Cathy Wierzbicki (http://www.timetoquilt.com/quilts.htm). I began making blocks. Another library staffer made a block. And then I got stuck. Big time. No excuse, just frozen up. The blocks stayed in the box, growling quietly at me whenever I looked that direction.
I finally got tired of losing sleep over the embarrassment of this unfinished memorial gift. I decleared it to be my #1 Christmas vacation project. I took the blocks to the library and talked with the youth services coordinator about where the finished quilt might hang. Good thing I did, because we decided the most flexible way to set the blocks was as two panels. On Thursday of this week I made a special trip to Patched Works (http://www.patchedworks.com/) to get border and backing fabric. I sat down to sew. And the two panels are done!
BTW, the panels are 30 x 88.