A finish always gives me a rush, but this one is extra special.
Allietare is Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from last winter and my first attempt at one of her mystery quilts. They all have a TON of little pieces because her designs really focus on being scrappy. I started this one back on Black Friday (2015) right after Thanksgiving and stayed caught up for a couple of weeks. But eventually I fell behind and I was very worried that it would become a UFO.
I haven't admitted this until now, but I kept the project box on the floor right next to my cutting table with blocks "in progress" laying on top. That way I had to look at it every single time I walked into my sewing room. And I kept plugging away at it. The last stitch of the binding and the label went on today. So after 8 and a half months, it is finished. And after not liking it for much of that time, I've come to love the way it looks.