F-I-N-A-L-L-Y! That’s all I’m gonna say.
Pfffft, I’m lying. I’m going to say more. You can’t stop me. I can’t stop me.
It began in February, with a progress report in May, and after a gob of sundry things getting in the way, it all got wrapped up just a few days ago to finally, F-I-N-A-L-L-Y embody the vision I’ve had of it from the stinkin’ get-go waaaay back in January. Hellbent on having it done before the new year, I wildly punctured a myriad of holes into my fingers whipstitching my quilt-as-you-go self into oblivion, piecing this sucker together to look exactly the way I wanted it to. So now, barring a few minor details and embellishments, I’m declaring it DONE!
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with my freshly finished High School Yearbook quilt. *insert trumpet flourish here* Class of ‘89 represent! :
To push back a little against notion that quilt backs are often seen as less important, I designed this one to hold its own while also working in conjunction with the front to transform the entire mess o’ fabric into a complete unified object, namely a larger than life double-sided page from an imaginary high school yearbook.
Here’s the back of the quilt, featuring some of the proud graduates of ‘88 in a grayscale flurry of mortar boards and an overabundance of hair gel and spray. The page includes a final column of the names of everyone who worked so hard to achieve this stellar accomplishment. Grandma would be very proud.:
Quilt project complete! Now I get to dream up some new random just-because projects for next year and that’s especially fun to do.
Ciao to 2015 and see you on the flip side, fine peeps!