That was the case with my Woven Ribbons quilt. I remember exactly when and where I bought the pattern and fabrics for this quilt, a smallish quilt shop (since closed) in St. Paul, Minnesota in the summer of 2004. I thoroughly enjoyed piecing the quilt and was very happy with the fabric choices and the way the top turned out. I'm not sure exactly when I had it quilted, probably 2007 or 2008, and it has been hanging around needing binding ever since.
42" x 49.5"
I had put this quilt on my 2017 UFO Challenge list, and it's number came up in June. I pulled the quilt out and had it hanging on the closet door, but the binding still didn't get finished. Sometime in July I saw it hanging there and realized "I know exactly the person who would love this quilt." It was a friend at work who was moving away to a new job in South Dakota. That was the motivation I needed! Within a few days, the quilt had a binding and hanging sleeve. My friend did indeed love it--in fact, she was wearing the same colors that are in the quilt on the day I gave it to her.
Just a couple days ago I got a message from her with this photo of the Woven Ribbons quilt hanging in their front stairs. She let me know how much they love the quilt, which tells me that giving it to her was the perfect choice. I think the quilt looks right at home in their stairway!
Strangely enough, now I am missing that quilt and thinking about making another one with different fabrics!
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Julie in GA