This quilt is decades old!!!
Ugh! I really hate to admit that.
Dug deep in the UFO pile and found this quilt that was one of the first quilts I ever made back in the day when Alex Anderson was my guru. I am sure it was started in the late 1980s.
I was so confident that I could piece the top with these 8-scalloped doilies that are cut into quarters and then quilt the darn thing on my domestic machine. So it was taped to the floor in layers and pinned the heck out of it and proceeded to stitch in the ditch. I was able to remove the safety pins in the areas that I stitched; but even after all this time, I still had to remove over 300 safety pins that were still in the quilt.
Back then I had stitched in the ditch (on my domestic) all straight lines. We were being taught to leave long tails and then weave them in after we were done quilting. There were a lot of those and now in 2021 wove them in while thinking to myself that I won't be doing that again.
I guess I should say here that I had hoped to do feathers on my domestic machine back then, but knowing me, I wanted perfection and I didn't feel I had the ability to do this quilt justice, so it got stored away.
Scan forward to 2021 and I now own a long arm and decided that now is the time to get this one done.
Some waste fabric had to be basted onto the sides of the quilt to allow for loading the quilt onto the longarm; and from there I started with filling in some of the unquilted areas.
I am going to feather this one to death.