The Island of Misfit Quilts (Quilt Blogger's Festival)

(Note that this entry is for the spring 2011 Quilt Bloggers' festival. Those of you who read regularly have seen this quilt and these photos before.)

In for a penny, in for a pound...

I spent a good chunk of the Super Bowl continuing repair work on the 1880s scrap quilt, Oregon Trail. It's been a bit disheartening at times; I keep reminding myself that everything I fix means this will be a better and stronger quilt when it is finally finished, but I've reached that psychological point where I'm ready to just be done with mending the damned thing already, and getting the reward of moving on to quilting it.