And another UFO bites the dust! Or adds to the thread litter in my house *VBS*
The Pinks string top is from about(??) 3 years ago. I remember starting it, and remember putting the blocks together the size needed for Wrap Them In Love. I didn't like the results of my string piecing, and tucked it into a box of finished tops. But I pulled it out, used it to practice "how to quilt a string quilt" and now it's finished. And it is UFO#4 towards meeting my challenge goal! And THAT brings me to a topic I may have forgotten to RE-discuss with 2010 NYE UFO Countdown Challenge. I stated it loud and clear in the 2008 challenge, and I think I repeated it in 2009. And maybe over looked repeating it this year. The challenge is about FINISHING ANYTHING that you consider a UFO. It doesn't even have to be quilting. Other forms of handwork(knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, tole painting, crocheting)are just fine... it matters NOT. It doesn't have to be BIG, it can small. It doesn't have to be an ELDERLY UFO. Once you begin anything, it's a UFO with the first few seconds *VBS* The challengee gets to choose, is free to change her mind and jump to a different UFO, or have all her chosen ones be started and finished during the weeks of the challenge. MY challenge(and I know it differs from others) is as OPEN ENDED as it can be and still have a middle! I suppose what I'm saying is that it is as personal as it gets. You really aren't trying to please or answer to anyone but YOURSELF. There is NO failure in this challenge...any finish, every finish is a victory! OK putting the soap box away again!
And just so you don't think I only WORK on quilts, todays play time. I'm using the bonus triangles from Pineapple Blossom blocks(and a few from Boxy Squares(another UFO) to make these little Shoo Fly blocks. I've sized the HSTs to 2" and pulled scraps from the 2" bin. I have NO plan in mind for the blocks I'm making. As usual, I figure it out as I go, and that's the fun part! Happy Sunday Stitching!! Go Badgers!
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