Yes! One of my twenty (20) unfinished projects is DONE. FINIS. COMPLETE. UFQ #6, the Batik Star is now done:

I used Cassie’s fabulous tutorial for No-Snit Binding (my first attempt!) and it went very well. I need a little improvement to get the back to look as good as Cassie’s do, but overall, a great technique.

Here is a shot trying to show my quilting and the butterfly batik I put on the back:

This past weekend was lovely here in Iowa. I spent Saturday with my sister and her adorable nine-month old son. Sunday, I went to a family reunion in Northeast Iowa and had the pleasure of driving by some of the barn quilts of Grundy County:

I’m partial to the crossed canoes block, as you know…

Happy August to you! I’m getting ready for another retreat this weekend…more UFO’s to knock off the list!


UFQ #6: Batik Star

This is a small project, a sample I made for Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine while I worked as an Assistant Editor there. It was resized from a large wall-hanging, to demonstrate the difference between starting with 1″ squares, 3″ squares, or 5″ squares. The project was never published for whatever reason, so my sample just hung in my cubicle un-quilted, until I left there.


ORIGINAL PURPOSE: See paragraph one.

CURRENT STATE: It’s a finished block/top, it’s about 12″ square, give or take.
REASON FOR NOT FINISHING IT: What am I going to do with it? I suppose I could add another border or something to make it a table topper and give it away. It could be a pillow, one of my niece or nephews might like it. Any suggestions?!?

PLAN FOR FINISHING IT: Decide who’s suggestion I like best and get it done. It will be an easy one to cross off my list!