Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Just a quick post
Years ago when the Florence Peto quilts first became the rage, my friend Marlena and I decided to do a block exchange and make our own version of FPs quilt.
We decided to exchange two 6 1/2" appliqued blocks and two 9-patch blocks each month for 6 months. We did great the first few months and then we slowed down. I think our big gardens and canning season had something to do with it.
Anyway, she eventually gave me 11 pairs and I gave her 9. I made a birthday cake block (very wonky) to exchange and I'm thinking the birthday was a significant one. I turned 60 in 2011 so that tells you how long ago it was.
I made and gave her another pair of blocks over a year ago. Saturday I decided I didn't want this to be a UFO anymore and so I made another pair of blocks for each of us and sewed this little quilt together. It measures 47 inches square.
I'm going to use one of her blocks for my label and one of my blocks won't get used, another weird one . . .
So I have officially finished another UFO to the quilt top stage. That makes 7 tops completed from my list of 16 UFOs that I made last August. The original list was 15 but, alas, I found another one to add. That means I have 9 more to go. Again, nine sounds a lot better than 16.
I was in a hurry to get this put together. The bobbin above proves that when I hurry I always make mistakes.
Slow down Robin
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