... as in: eleven years!
Here's a kit I purchased in 2004,
which has been curing in its box ever since.
The project is a large appliqued quilt, called
Christmas Memories - A Christmas Quilt for Emily,
designed long ago by Blackbird Designs.
The original quilt featured a subdued palette,
even softer and more blendy than this example I recently found online.
Many years ago I discovered a place (no longer in business) that offered kits for this quilt in
bright vibrant alternative fabrics.
I didn't have the skill at that time to even begin working on it, so it's been waiting for me.
For a long time.
We are going to be travelling on an extended road trip this fall, and an intense hand applique project will be just the thing for a take-along.
So now, finally, I'm absorbed with
rearranging block placement,
and prepping applique shapes.
In a few more Christmases
it may finally become a quilt!