I admitted defeat. After hanging onto the paper pieced nightmare, Sea Urchin, having tormented me for over 4 years, I gave it away to the twins at Chasen Dreams. They are very experienced Niemeyer paper piecers. I figured I would never see it again as they give away a copious amounts of quilts to all kinds of causes.
When I went to deliver the Gold Star quilts, I was shocked to find they had pieced all the blocks and gave them back to me all numbered. They said it was the hardest quilt of hers they had ever done. Yikes. How do I repay them?
I sewed the whole thing together and have mixed emotions. I love the fabric that I chose. I love the colors. I don't love that I was a failure at completing it. I paper pieced about half of it. I know I can quilt it, but if I keep it will it always taunt me?