This was one of the Guild's mystery projects last year. I finally had a chance to (almost) finish it this weekend. I'm auditioning borders (see left) and I think I like those. I'll bind it in the dark green.
As I sewed these blocks today, I realized that my enthusiasm for this kind of project is waning. I'd much rather make art quilts!
There has been a lot of discussion about what makes an artist and who can call themselves such on several quilters blogs and the QuiltArt list recently. I decided I could call myself an artist after achieving some success and recognition for my work. The feeling is even stronger now as I feel I've rounded the corner from other people's patterns to my own designs.
While I will always have a deep love and appreciation for traditional quilts, and will continue to make them for my family and friends, I don't think I will make many more of them just for the sake of making another quilt. I think I'm at the point where the finished project needs a purpose, not just another quilt to store in the closet. Finished, but stored away just the same.