I have been working hard lately to finish off some old UFO's, AND, I have been making progress on this goal. My guild is having their biannual quilt show this fall, and I want to have some of these projects finished to put into the show. I have to confess that yesterday and today, I fell off the UFO wagon and started a new project.My zip lock bag of bonus triangles from completing the first half of step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's Dec 2009 Carolina Christmas quilt was sitting on the table in front of my sewing machine. (There is a pile of bonus triangles in the lower left of the picture above--aren't they pretty?) In my last post you can see how I played with a few of them at last week's QNIC (Quilting Night in Canada) at Jacqui's house. I put them away that evening, intending to leave them in the little zip lock bag, unpressed and untrimmed until I finished my Carolina Christmas quilt. BUT, they kept calling my name, until earlier this week, I took out a few and ironed them. I put them back in the bag. Then, decided to iron a few more and trim off the dog ears. Soon, all of them were ironed and trimmed. Yesterday, I thought I would just lay out one block and sew it together. I did not have a lot of time to sew yesterday so this was a welcome break from the paperwork project I was working on. Pretty soon, I had 4 blocks completed.
Today, I sat down to eat breakfast and those blocks were sitting on the table, staring at me again. I thought that today, I should just make 4 more to go with yesterday's 4. I made 5. Then, I started looking in my stash for sashing and corner blocks... I liked the navy blue with the orange corner blocks.
Before I knew it, I had the whole thing pieced and ready for quilting!
I have put the rest of the bonus HST's back into the zip lock bag and have put them away, out of sight. Now, I must get back to those UFO's....