It's early in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and UFO Challenge season, so it's not too odd that I've got finishes to share already!
Last weekend it wasn't too cold in my sewing room, so I got busy!
First, I decided to work on my UFO for the month. It was a single block from the Arcadia Avenue quilt I started a few years back. It's paper pieced (four-letter words there!), and though I started strong, I've fallen off the wagon. And just watched it drive off...
This one only has 108 pieces, so it's not as bad as some of them. But those skinny pieces...
But it's done.
It will still need to be trimmed into a proper hexagon, but until I get all of the blocks made, I'm not going to do that. I don't know why. I just am.
Once this was done, I switched back to blue thread (part of the fun of the rainbow scrap challenge is using fun colors of thread!) and dug into my scraps to finish #8 "puddles":
And then, with more dreaded templates, #9 "tow away zone":
This one is supposed to be oriented the other say, but I cut the hedgehog upside down, so, well, it's gonna go this way now. It's my quilt and my wagon. The templates went better with this one, so either I'm getting better or this one wasn't so hard. I hope it's the former.
Let's see all the blue blocks, shall we?
With all my monthly "assignments" done, I was allowed to do something fun. Not that these projects aren't fun, but you know what I mean.
Shortly after Christmas, when Christmas fabrics were on a good sale everywhere, I suggested to the hubby that I make a quilt for his aunt for Christmas 2018. She's hosted a family Christmas party for her side of the family (her siblings and their families) for as long as I've known her and probably longer. We do a white elephant-type gift exchange between the adults and a potluck, but I've never done anything nicer or special for her. I think it's time. The hubby agreed before I even explained my thought process. Aunt Linda is his favorite, I think! (And I understand why - she's a sweetheart.)
After purchasing fabrics, I figured out a pattern. I think I have WAAAAAY too much fabric, but that's better than not enough, right? I've cut a lot and sewed some, but this block is not going together as fast as I thought it would, being fairly simple, but that's okay. I've got about 10 more months until I really need to worry!
The center fabric will also be a 3" or so border and the back of the quilt. With 25 blocks, this quilt will finish about 66"x66" - a fairly good-sized throw quilt, which is what I wanted. The block is a Courthouse Square with cornerstones. The rest of the pattern came out of my brain.
So that's it for me this week.
But we can't have a post without a cat, right?
My sweetheart, Luka, snuggling with my Christmas Pickle quilt. He seems to be always cold in the winters lately, so he loves to snuggle with all the quilts. With that face and my newly finished piles of quilts thanks to the 2017 UFO challenge, who could turn him down?