This quilt took me twenty years to finish because I was too sensitive back then.
I showed my treasure to my loving husband. His only comment was he was not fussy about the colour. I immediately packed it up in a plastic bag and stashed it in my playpen. At that time, I only had a playpen full of fabric, one sewing machine and no serger.
As the years passed, sometimes I would share my unfinished quilt with my sewing friends. I would pull it out of the bag and unfold it, tell the story about Doug not being fussy about the colours. The comments I got were always the same, I should finish it as who really cares if he likes the colours.
Tammy's Craft Emporium began hosting Stitch n Bitch in the fall of 2006 after my son's bedroom was converted to sewing room. Once I had a big closet, the playpen was retired. Again I revisited my stash of fabric and incomplete projects. In the summer of 2007, I finished it. Twenty years ago, when I started quilting it I was using invisible thread and stitching in the ditch. Two years ago, I scrapped the invisible thread and stippled the light fabric on the inside and the coloured print on the outside border. When it was finally finished, I showed it to Doug. He said it was really nice.
My Burgoyne Surrounded quilt is permanently displayed on the back of a comfy chair in my Craft Emporium.