It feels so good to have two finishes – and they’re both UFO’s for my guild’s challenge! That’s now six out of twenty. I should have empty project boxes now – not so. Projects that were in zip loc bags are now in the project boxes. It’s quite the cycle!
The baby quilt has squares in it from a panel I purchased that was meant for a soft baby book. There are enough squares for two more quilts. It was fun to pull pieces of fun prints and put them all together. This is a charity quilt and will go to a child that is hospitalized.
The center of this scrappy quilt has 100 patches. There are 492 pieces in the quilt – not as many as I originally planned. I was going to do a pieced border until I discovered the green with white polka dot fabric in my stash and fell in love. There are some duplicates in the 2 ½” squares. Once again I’m amazed that when these are pieced it becomes yardage, yet my scrap bins do not reduce in bulk at all!
Now I have two more quilts that just need binding. Oh how I want to cut out a new project but am resisting the temptation. May be this fall? But now it is glorious spring. I love these red rhododendrons. Temperatures have been perfect to get some much needed weeding and mulching done. The rewards, as in sewing, are great.