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Love the star quilt you are finishing.
I pulled out a UFO project the other day and realized what happened......to bright for my current taste. It did have some solid Kona black so figured I could add more black. I looked in my bin of solid fabrics and there was a pathetic amount of black scraps. We had to service our car in Boulder yesterday and they have a JoAnn Fabrics so I went over there and got 5 yards of Kona black with my 40% coupon. The hand of the fabric was a bit thinner but I just got it anyway. Now I am excited to work on this medallion style UFO again.
it is satisfying to pull out something that's been "Aging" for a while and make it into something you like. (Sow's ear ====> silk purse). I decided there wasn't much difference between a donation quilt for a kid vs a veteran (grin). and the veteran may appreciate it more. But geesh, I don't have much red in my stash. I need to check with the lady who coordinates this. She generally gets patriotic wide backing, I'm guessing she's got a stash of long strips cut from the edges.
Sounds like you might be able to get those scraps from her.
Reviving and moving UFO's from PIGS to Flimsies is always a good thing. Over the past several years I have finished all but 2 projects I started ( one is a kit taken to retreat and the other is blocks made from another retreat kit, they will be taken to the next retreat ready to go). I have also finished quite a pile of UFO's.
Well I've officially decided, borders are my least favorite thing to do. I love the piecing, but once the blocks are together I really dislike figuring out the borders. ugh. So these two patriotic quilts are pieced, but I'm waiting for border scraps from the coordinator to put on the borders & then quilt. All I have is a dark navy which doesn't do anything for either of them. Hopefully she'll send me something I can use as I would rather not go shopping.
Cris in MT
Love them both, Dee. The top one looks like it already has enough of a border to me. I'd call it done unless you're trying to get it to a larger size.
thanks Linda. They both need to be about 8 - 10" larger, thus need borders.
While waiting for the border fabric, I went back to the embroidery on my wall hanging. Only a couple more berries to satin stitch, then I need to decide if I'm going to do any more embellishing, perhaps on the butterflies. I'm also thinking about an interesting edge treatment. I think I will do curved corners, maybe even a shaped edge on the sides, kind of like a plaque. It's small so I can get fancy.
We're on the return leg of our road trip, heading back home.
In anticipation of this road trip, I decided to "save" stitching the columns of Inner Cube for that time. I had stacked all the piece parts for each column in the correct order then put each column on its own ziploc bag.
Although I do have hours as a passenger, I'm not working on it *all the time*. But I have been able to complete 2 columns.
Here is the 2nd column. It's hanging on the bathroom door in our trailer ... the only vertical spot we have that I can stand far enough away from to get the entire piece!