Thursday, August 03, 2006
I was inspired by Finn to pull a UFO from my closet to finish. This was a little kit I bought in Indianapolis a couple of years ago when my DH and I went to the NCAA Women's B-ball Final Four (Go UConn Huskies!!). This shop had an entire room of civil war reproduction and another room with wool!!
At any rate, I figured that since it was a kit, I would divide and conquer as soon as I got home. Needless to say, that did not happen. I started it at one of my guild's winter retreats in RI. The finished blocks are 2 1/2 inches which means the little blocks in the four patches are 1 7/8. I didn't have a single hole throat plate at the time so after a half dozen of these little blocks were devoured by the machine, I put it away. I did, however, buy the throat plate which I love.
Fast forward two years, and thanks to inspiration from Finn, the blocks are together !! I am currently auditioning borders and hope to have them on by the end of the weekend.
I think that putting it on my blog as a "Work in Progress" put a little pressure on me to finish. For me, by making it "public", I felt the need to persevere and mark it DONE. So I am going to add a few more of my UFO's to the list hoping that it will motivate me to finish some old projects.
I am noticing on the many quilters' blogs I follow that a lot of gals are scaling back on buying fabric and digging into the closets to finish orphan projects and use more stash and scrap fabric. I wonder if the economy (high gas prices,etc.), the war or another force is at work which is causing us to reevaluate our values, take stock of what we have (both in our lives and in our stashes) and consequently this is trickling down to our quilting. Hmmm.. I wax philosophical!