It has been sitting in a cupboard, all folded up, in a quilt sandwich since sometime in 2013. I think what happened is that I started quilting it in straight lines with some variegated thread, and wasn't that thrilled with either the thread, or my not-so-straight lines.
Fast-forward a couple of years (we won't count exactly how many) and I am way less of a perfectionist. Now, I am satisfied with just getting things finished.
I'm actually really pleased with how it looks. It's been a while since I worked with solids and I like the effectiveness of the simple piecing. I used Oakshott shot cottons - I'm pretty sure I bought a bundle of F8s. The Anna Maria Horner fabric on the back is perfect, and so too is the much more recent Carolyn Friedlander Doe fabric I used for the binding.
The variegated thread is really silky, so my machine loved it. It gives quite a subtle effect - you really have to be looking to notice it. Goodness, why did it take me so long to figure all that out?