So now we're home and getting back to the routine. (And the laundry.) I'm happy to get back to the sewing room and see what kind of trouble I can get into this year. I meant to do a "planning" post at the end of last year, but the truth is that I have no plans. I have many, many ideas, but this isn't my job, so if I don't want to have a trajectory, implementation plan, or assessment, I don't have to! Not to worry, though, I'm sure there will be a lot of quilty fun even without a quilty syllabus.
One general thing that I want to accomplish this year is to get some of the UFOs I have in the closet finished or repurposed or something to get them out and used. I've gone through them and it's amazing how many of them need very little work. Maybe I just got tired of them? I pulled out this beauty to finish up first:
|All stitched and ready for a border!|
I'm so embarrassed. This is an RSC 2016 project that only needs a border! What's wrong with me? If you recall, I made these blocks as a tribute to my grandmother and great-grandmother. This 80-something-year-old block made by one of them is one of my prized possessions:
I started a Drunkard's Path border for this quilt but never finished it, which I suspect is why it ended up in the closet. I need 76 Drunkard's Path blocks and twice that many "fill-in" squares. I have fewer than 20 completed, so I think we all know that a Drunkard's Path border is not going to happen.
I asked for suggestions on Instagram and got a few that I really like, but if anyone has a good suggestion for a border, I'm open to it. Tell me what you think!
Until I figure out what to do with a border, I'm working on using up some of my scrap squares and small pieces in a couple of projects. I got this little Bonnie Hunter ruler with something else for Christmas, and I can't believe how handy it is:
No affiliation or financial stake in it, but gosh it's useful!
Hope you're all having a good week and are well into your 2018 projects. Some more laundry is calling to me, so I guess that's what's up for the rest of today for me!
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