I started this little quilt about 11 years ago or so. I think I was playing with that triangle paper that was popular back then. The hearts are papaer pieced also. Not that I was overly impressed with this UFO, just more that it is such a small project that I could done in a hurry to give myself a sense of accomplishment with.
I rooted through my stash to find this binding. It has the basic colorway of the flying geese and hearts enough to work. I haven't been buying any new fabric lately. I realized when I had to pack it all up for this move up here that I really had plenty. I can't remember who said it, but I had to remind myself that at one point I was impressed and enthusiastic enough about all this fabric to buy it in the first place. I also put to use the "shopping your stash" stradegy. And the stuff that I really knew I wouldn't use, I donated to the local guilds for charity quilts.
I have to admit that I almost fell out of love with quilting recently. I just felt like "been there, done that". Actually, I felt that way about alot of things for some reason lately. Don't know if it was depression, mid-life crisis, or just too much going on with work and family and getting resettled. The boy went off to job corps and I realized all of the sudden just how much I had NOT been doing. And then the universe gives you gliimpses of what life would be like without your creativity being used, a life of having given up hope. (Gosh, I sound all suicidal and such...not in the least bit...just recentering.) I came across some people that had given up a life of creating and they were really unhappy with it. But they couldn't jump the hurdle to get back on track. And this had been going on for practically decades. There was a point where I coulnd't understand how someone could give up doing something that had once made them so happy. Or at least provided an outlet for creation in such a grindish sort of society.
Anyway, I think I am coming out of my rut. One step (or stitch) at a time. Wish me luck;)