Sunday, May 5, 2019

Return of an Old Friend

Or has the Friend worn out its welcome?

With the installation of  larger design wall on the face of the Murphy Bed I felt the need to break out a BIG project.

Murphy Wall
Welcome back, Long Time Gone, a typical Jen Kingwell hot mess of a quilt.

Long Time Gone
The name of this pattern is especially appropriate since I first began work on it in July 2017!  I remained infatuated with it for about a month ... until I fell for another Kingwell design, Gypsy Wife.  Then LTG went into "time out" (a/k/a PBO - Project Box Oblivion) for a year.

It reappeared briefly in June of last year, but ultimately ended up in a pile on my "guest" sewing table.  When that table had to be moved for the Murphy bed installation, I decided it was time to move LTG further along toward finishing.

After spending all of Friday making the Trip Around the World block ...

Trip around the world
... and much of Saturday making tiny 3-inch churn dashes ...

... I've realized I am no longer infatuated with this project.  So I'm going to do my best to create something with all the pieces/parts I've made so far and call it done!

Those churn dash blocks are awfully cute, though ...

Linking with Cynthia at Oh Scrap.


  1. It's such a fun project. Love the pops of yellow with the black and white.

  2. Ditto what Kate said about the pops of yellow! Looks like you have enough blocks finished to make something that's a pretty good size!

  3. I think it will be fun to play with what you have made so far. Time to make it your own!

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. Oh what fun you will have with what you have made so far!! LOVE the color combo!!

  5. Those little churn dash blocks are awfully cute. It looks like you have enough pieces and parts for a good size throw quilt, and you can play with the layout to come up with something you like. I like the pops of yellow.

  6. These are cute little blocks. I look forward to seeing your rendition.

  7. Hot Mess sounds like a great name for whatever quilt these pieces and parts become. Have fun!!


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