Long time readers of my blog will probably remember the IOP project from 2010. It has been severely neglected even though it has been hanging on my secondary design wall for years. The pattern is by Karen K Stone and is by far the most challenging project I have ever tackled.
You can read about the drama here.
When I was visiting my friend Louise last week (BTW I have two wonderful quilty friends named Louise... perhaps I should change my name to Thelma!) she was finishing her Indian Orange Peel quilt.
Yes... Louise is finishing her IOP! Here she is hand stitching the binding, with her sister, who is the infamous Barbara.
Barb and I both have versions of the IOP in production because we took the same class together all those years ago. Barb won't even talk about how her quilt is coming along, or where it might even be stored! I think she's blocked it from her conscious awareness as a trauma response!
Here is Louise's almost finished Indian Orange Peel quilt. I just love this quilt! She has done an incredible job of colour and value placement.
I wonder if she would notice if I swapped my block parts with her finished version?!?
Or I could just force myself to work on mine?!?
Here is my poor old dusty Indian Orange Peel on my secondary design wall, with pieces falling onto the floor. I sat and forced myself to stare at it a long time. Poor thing!
First I will gather up the pieces that fell on the floor and then figure out what my next steps are going to be to make progress once again.
A big thank you to Louise for the inspiration to begin again!