It has been a busy month so far! I finished a sample for my local quilt shop AND I finished my UnFinished Object for Bluebird Quilt Studio’s UFO Challenge for 2017. I actually finished last Wednesday but, as I said, it has been a busy month!
This orphaned project began back in the 1980s with the advent of widespread internet usage in the form of e-mail. We purchased our first family computer, a Sanyo 126, in 1984.
(If I can find the picture, I will insert it here)
I found a listserve group of international quilters and then a small group that wanted to exchange paper-pieced blocks. So I made four house blocks, four tree blocks, four-star blocks, four pineapple blocks and four random blocks. I sent off my blocks with a wish and a prayer; I was delighted when my package returned! I do wish I had kept the individual information on each block….but a move and passage of time have erased those memories. I believe the outhouse blocks were made by a lady in South Africa.
I do not now know why it took so long to finish this little quilt. The paper-pieced blocks are only 4×4 inches finished and the half-square triangles are 2×2 inches finished. I put it together into a quilt top back in the 1990s when we still lived in town. We moved out of town in 2001. I began machine quilting it sometime after my sewing room was completed. But it has been at the “finish machine quilting, bind, and label” stage for at least 10 years.
But now it is done and well before the end of January!! Yippeee!!!!
So, now I am working on getting ready for class tomorrow, but that event will only happen if the snow that is falling right now doesn’t really add up to 6 inches like the weather person has suggested. So I will finish my prep and then go back to working on other UFOs.
(Still wearing my slippers)
The Barefootin’ Quilter