Yesterday I finished hand quilting "Emma's Quilt" designed by Jo Morton. I started this in a class with Jo in 2002!. I'm not sure when I finished the top and started the quilting but it has been a LONG time. The batting is "Cotton Classic" by Fairfield, which I split in half for this quilt. It's been years and years since Fairfield made that batting - or at least since I've seen anyone sell it.
(Quick pause for research - I see they still make it! I've not seen any Fairfield batting around here for a LONG time.)
I think this has been in my quilting hoop for 10 years or so. There were quite a few years when arthritis pain prevented me from hand quilting at all. Right now that doesn't seem to be a problem - knock on wood! - so I'm looking forward to choosing another top to hand quilt. Many of the fabrics in this quilt are REALLY old - I think the pin dot (border) is from the 80's. So is the burgundy with tiny rosebuds used in the pinwheels and some of the applique. The light background is from one of Jo's earliest lines (if I remember correctly).
It feels SO good to have this finished!