Here is my best example that you can think of a great quilt idea in 30 seconds that can take years to complete. Click on the photo for a slightly larger image.
I got inspired by Ruth B. McDowell’s book Pieced Vegetables when it first came out, back when I lived in Colorado, more than seven years ago. I created the lettuce in the lower left corner in Colorado, along with the freezer paper templates for the rest of this quilt. I remember bringing the green and blue lettuces to a quilt guild meeting not long after I moved to the Midwest, in about 2003. I completed the last lettuce (the red one) at our WAQG retreat in 2008. Last night I finished the quilting.
This quilt contains some fabric that I personally hand dyed, in the few times I’ve done some dyeing, but most of the fabrics are commercial quilting fabrics, of a variety of ages.
I’m still trying to decide about the final title for this quilt. It needs to have some reference to Ruth McDowell, since I used her pattern for the lettuces, and perhaps it should reference Andy Warhol, for the coloring influence as well. Any help out there, readership? There’s a gift card in it for you, if you come up with the best name!