The weeks keep flying by, don't they? My index card bundle of UFO projects is still quite large, but some projects are getting finished. But the year will soon be ending! For 2021, I think I will relist all my UFOs and work on them in the order of "almost finished" and "nearly complete" separated from "just started" and "fabric and a pattern idea in a box".
The process of writing down all of my UFOs has prevented me from starting new projects this year.....almost. Confession time: My good friend, Joan Brink, comes over on Monday nights for a quilting/sewing evening and recently she shared a new quilt she was starting from an old Fons and Porter book. I said - "I have that same book, and I like that quilt too!" And so I broke all of my rules, and started a new quilt in 2020. I guess if I make the rules, I can break the rules........irrational thinking is quite normal for me. :)
The book is Quick Quilts from the Heart, and the pattern is "single wedding ring". "Valley Junction" is the name of the quilt in the book and it is designed by Marilyn Parks. She features 20 blocks set on point with some neutral squares in between that give lots of space for custom quilting.
Joan has just completed her quilt top, and I have 15 of the 20 blocks made. All five of my remaining blocks are cut and ready for assembly. So this quilt will not set me back on my UFO goals very much, as I hope to get the top ready for the long arm quilter by next week.
Here is a close-up of my fabric. There are little red somethings (I'm calling them strawberries) with green leaves at the top. Of course I had to orientate all the strawberries in the same direction. lol It was easy though.
It looks pretty bland right now, but maybe that is the way it will be. I might add something-something in a border. Don't know just yet. I have a solid reddish brown as a possible wide border, but nothing is saying yes right now.
What are you working on this week? This Covid 19 pandemic is really raging here. It is good that we have quilting as something to keep us calm during the tempests of the world, right? And it is the perfect thing to do in solitary when we have to stay put.
Thanks for linking with Design Wall Mondays. I appreciate all of you so much. Please link up again this week and show us what you are working on. And please stay safe and healthy.