This is a quilt I started and *almost* completed in 1992 - when my 19 year old so was just a baby! It has been sitting in a box for 18 years with the quilting about 25% finished. This last weekend, I decided to buckle down and FINISH it! So, I quilted for hours and finally finished it! I am bummed that it has a few rust spots from the safety pins that were holding the quilt sandwich together, but once it was soaked in oxy-clean and washed, they are barely noticeable. Now, I only wish I had made it bigger, LOL. It covers the top of the bed, but doesn't overhang on the sides very much. I wonder if a person can add to an already finished quilt? Has anybody ever done it? It would have to be just muslin as I'm sure I couldn't find materials to match anymore, but it sure would be nice for it to be bigger. Oh well, I'll probably just leave it as it is and use it as a middle blanket where it's protected under a comforter from the sun and the dogs!
Here is a closeup of one of the centers - you can barely notice the rust stains from the safety pin here. I am not going to worry about it though because you cannot notice it unless you look really close!
Here is something I did back when I made the quilt - and I am SO glad that I did this because I was having a hard time remembering what year exactly I made the quilt. If you look closely it says ''Karin Vail 1992'' in faint pink lines that are quilted over. I am debating about tracing those lines with a pale pink thread so it's a little better seen, but not so it stands out too much. I am sure the pink was just a quilters pencil and that it will wash out after a couple washings, and the quilting will be really hard to see if it does wash out. What does everybody think about going over it with a really pale pink thread?