There has been some chatter lately among bloggers about their oldest UFO. I'm really quite sure I've shared this already, but here goes anyway. My oldest one irks me at times, but for the most part, it's like a repressed memory, and here it is:
It's sort of a Baltimore applique project. I started it in a class way back I suppose in around 1996 or so. I got the top all put together over the course of a couple of years, and started hand quilting it. After a couple of blocks were finished, I didn't like how the hand quilting was coming out, so I put the project aside.
Over years it would be pushed further and further aside, until it found it's way into a box. After we moved house, the box found it way into the attic, and there it has stayed. I have promised my best friend that should I ever finish the project, it will be hers. I don't think I could bear to have it around - even in a finished state.
My thoughts are that I'll pull out the hand quilting, and just machine it up. It does deserve to be finished, but I know I'll never be able to make myself continue with the hand quilting. I'd really like to get this on the boil again and finish it this year, but I just don't know. Who knows what condition it's going to be in when I get it down ... after today I may just repress that memory a little longer ...