This was a productive week for me, as I put together another UFO! The Jacob’s Ladder blocks that were exchanged with the Churn Dashers of Tidewater Virginia group are now a completed quilt top. I blogged about them in January, as I was making the last few blocks. It was my goal to get them put together in February. January post about them: (Here)
Here is a picture of the top on the couch:
And when it was on the design wall:
When I participate in an exchange, I usually make a few extra blocks in case some of the blocks I receive don’t fit in for some reason. There were four that I didn’t use this time. What do you do with extra “orphan” blocks? Maybe I will sew them individually on dish towels for gifts.
Here are the four not used:
They are orphans because there was not enough contrast in two of them, one was too dark and one because it was the only yellow block in the whole batch.
And a picture of all the blocks on the design wall before I replaced the four. It is an interesting block, using only a four patch and a half-square triangle. The blocks together form more interesting patterns.
So for January and February, I am pleased with having two completed quilt tops, ready to send to a long arm quilter. Hmmmmm, I shall have to search the UFO boxes to see if there is one I can complete in March. I hope so.
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