Good Morning Quilters!
Lately the Maple leaves and Oak leaves in Michigan have been so pretty that I felt like working on a leaf quilt. I looked at one of my UFOs that is made with Maple leaf blocks. Why was it a UFO? I was trying to decide how big I wanted to make it, and couldn't decide.
So this week, I decided on the size, calculated how many more blocks I would need to finish it....and cut some fabric. Here is a Maple leaf block, ready to sew the nine pieces together. But first I will trim up the hsts and applique the stem to the bottom right corner piece. I think it finishes at 6 inches square.
The amount of new blocks I want to finish this UFO is 50. Since I have 49 blocks made in the UFO now, I am half way. This week I made all the hsts and stem pieces to make the remaining 50 blocks. I am going to a retreat soon, and I thought this would be a good project to take with me. It would be basically sewing together nine patches, and when I'm at a retreat, I like to take the whole room in, and work on something that I won't have to concentrate on too much. Nothing too deep thinking for me, as I have the attention span of a gnat, and a room full of ladies quilting is so special to me - I don't want to miss any of it.
The May Day Basket block (the LAST one) is going slowly. I looked at it yesterday and counted 13 more French knot groups that have to be embroidered on it yet. I think it must have more French knots than most of the other blocks. Either that, or I'm getting slower in making French knots. I wish I knew how many French knots will be in this quilt top! Trillions?
Here is the current status of block #30. These flowers are of unknown origin - especially the red ones. On most of the blocks, I can imagine what flower the maker was thinking about - on this block I can't. So I am making them very colorful and thinking they are imaginary flowers.