UFO updates

Last week, I spent two days in bed (again…) before my third round of antibiotics for the season began to work their magic. And, just in time, too. This weekend was my Guild retreat, which I had been looking forward to for weeks. I decided to take only UFOs along with me, no new projects allowed. I finished two tops, and a completely finished a third UFO which I’ll show in my next post.

I finished my oldest UFO…UFQ #4, Split Squares, that I started in 1999 for the guest room of my house that I sold in January 2004. That room was painted to match this quilt and everything! The best laid plans….

Here’s a not-so-great shot of the completed top…

It’s a large lap quilt, it was supposed to have a smaller square border on it, but everyone at the retreat agreed they liked it just the way it is. And best of all, that meant it was done sooner! I’ll quilt this one on my own machine, and bind it in a dark print binding of some sort.

I also finished the top of my French Roses quilt, UFQ #3, and will soon get it quilted and show you the finished project then. Here’s a sneak peek…

One of our guild’s community service projects is to make placemats for the Meals on Wheels clients here in Des Moines. I made placemat from scraps of each of the projects I worked on this weekend. Here is my French Roses placemat:

Earlier in the week, I also managed to get my block for Sew Connected 2 done for Audrey. She wanted wonky Log Cabins from all of us…

It feels so good to get some sewing done once again! I do not enjoy those long breaks away from the sewing machine…not one bit!

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