This past week was spent finishing the place mats for Meals on Wheels that I started last week. I ended up with 14 in total. Thirteen of them are very simple, with some nice fabric that was given to me last week.
Number 14 was made from two leftover churn dash blocks which were made from leftover fabric from another project. I should mention that all the place mats are rectangular, but the photos are taken from a bad angle.
The two quilts from this fabric are now quilted and bound, and will be handed off to charities next month.
The larger one was quilted with a simple all-over design, and on the smaller one I quilted in the ditch around each churn dash.
This little guy was quilted and bound yesterday. I started it at retreat back in November. It's only about 12" square, so the quilting and binding didn't take long!
For the UFO Challenge for our small group, we don't actually have to FINISH a project, but list some progress that we'd like to make. This month we had to do our #2 item, which for me was to make 12 Farmers Wife blocks. I started this quilt back in about 2012? with another blogger, and as often happens, we didn't make it very far. I have a real penchant for starting sampler quilts and not following through.
There are now 24 blocks made, and I'm not sure how far I'll go with this. I might just make enough blocks to make a small quilt, or I might get ambitious and make all of the blocks. My hope is that now that I've started again, I'll continue to make blocks. Along with my older BOM's, maybe I'll just make blocks this year, and not worry about too many finishes for a few months.
Retreat is coming up in about 3 weeks, and I've got my projects planned and prepped. I usually start NEW things at retreat, but not this time! Okay, well maybe one new start. But it's from leftover fabric from another quilt, so does that count?
Wrapping up blue for RSC this week also. I made two blocks for my pile, and some scraps of fabric came my way, and there may be enough new blues to make one more block tomorrow!
According to our local newspaper, the ice jam on the creek "melted peacefully away on Tuesday". Of course I didn't go that day, so when I drove out there on Wednesday, I got a few pictures of a very muddy creek with log jams instead of ice jams! The ice couldn't stand up to three days with temperatures near 60 degrees and then nearly an inch and a half of rain.
Happy Stitching!!!! Sunny