Wendy Reed has inspired me to try to get rid of some of my ufos, by doing a mini each month. My minis will not be anything like the quality of certain GREAT mini-makers (ahem... Janet O!!)... but they will be done.
I went first to my collection of orphan blocks. I made this little piece a few years ago, just as an experiment. I put batting, backing and quilted it over the weekend. I also used Janet O's process of binding it--I used single 1-1/2" binding and I sewed the corners at 45* as she showed in her demo. I have no idea what I will do with it, nor did its completion reduce the pile of UFO/orphan blocks! But one down is more than I had done before! Now onto February's submission!
I think I mentioned that I've been participating in Céçile's little sew along -- this year it's basket blocks (last year was log cabin blocks). I love that you can make them however you'd like. What's amazing is how creative some people's have turned out. Mine are pretty basic but I did play around with different sizes and patterns. We need to have made 16 by March 15th and have them assembled. I haven't yet decided how I'm going to put them together. that'll be the challenge since they are all different sizes. I used many different resources, so that was fun.
All my churn dash swap blocks went into the mail as well so I do feel as though I've accomplished something but honestly---looking around at my mess of a sewing room isn't making me feel very accomplished. It's almost an obstacle course getting to the sewing machine, with boxes of projects strewn on the floor.... Maybe that should be my next project! CLEANING... vbg