The Free Motion Quilting Project: Why did this quilt take four years to finish?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Why did this quilt take four years to finish?

Hello my quilting friends! Today I am stitching the faced binding onto my Dream Goddess quilt after four years in progress. I still have a lots of hand stitching to go, but it feels great to be nearing the end of this multiyear project.

I shot the podcast for this week while preparing the fabric for the facing. It was an adventure trying to talk through my thoughts about this quilt and cut and press fabric at the same time, but I think it worked out well.

It was nice to take the time to really think through all the different reasons why this quilt stagnated and sat bundled in a chair, the closet, or on a table for so many months on end.

Click Here to find Episode 70 of the Hello My Quilting Friends Podcast.

I'm looking forward to hand stitching the facing fabric down in the evening when James and I watch a Doctor Who episode. I hope it doesn't take me another four years to finish up this bit of stitching actually get this quilt on the wall!

What is your longest-running unfinished project? Do you know what is holding it back and stopping you from finishing it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. Oh goodness, I think my longest-waiting UFO is possibly a panel quilt that I started in about 2005? I haven't quilted it yet as my tastes have changed and I don't like the country colours and theme of the panels...I do plan to get it done and will give it to a charity shop perhaps.

  2. Longest that I know of? 1988. I'm back to work on it and am down to the binding also. This quilt was made for my son who does not want it. Too BAD!


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