I am busy working on another scrap quilt. I am calling this one, Yin and Yang after the Chinese symbol by the same name. I boldly entered this quilt in our upcoming guild’s quilt show on October 17 and 18 even though it isn’t finished yet.
The table runner that I started on January 2, 2012 is finally finished. Sometimes it is not just the larger and more complex projects that sit as UFO’s for a very long time.
We have a UFO Completion Contest at our Quilt Guild this year. Although I took this completed table runner for show and tell last night, it doesn’t count towards the UFO Completion Contest as your UFO has to be from before 2012. Because I started this project on January 2, 2012, I am just outside the time period for the contest.
I did show another project at Guild this month that does qualify for the UFO Completion Contest though. I finally took “Plum Dotty” for show and tell at the Guild. Plum Dotty was finished to the partial flimsy stage on July 5, 2011. I say partial flimsy stage because after I had this one together, I put it on the bed and decided that it needed some more blocks to make it wider. Adding just a few more blocks to make it wider proved to be a challenge because I had run out of the black and white and white and black dot fabrics. After getting some help from a friend in Oregon who helped source out more fabric for me, I was able to add the extra blocks. The quilt top then sat for a long time until I had time to quilt and bind it. I finished Plum Dotty on September 12, 2013, just in time to show at the Fall Fair in our town on September 13 and 14, 2013.
Here is Plum Dotty on the bed. This is a perfect quilt for winter – not only does it brighten the room at an often dreary time of year, but it is heavy with the extra foundation for the blocks and the flannel back.
I have been busy playing with my bin of strips, strings, and bits again. I love making blocks from that jumble of fabric. This time, I have been making half log cabin blocks. These blocks are rather mindless and low stress. There is no matching of intersections or points, just fun sewing! Once I had a few blocks made, I tried out some layouts on the “design floor”.
The funny thing about that bin of strips, strings, and leftovers–no matter how many blocks I make, the pile does not seem to go down at all! I swear these things multiply when you aren’t looking!