Just in case you thought I was done listing my UFO's, I'm not. I was just taking a bit of a break. Aren't these lovely? I found them in a box, they've been stashed for YEARS. Again, these would be hand-pieced, "because we're not Real Quilters if we don't do everything by hand," doncha know? I was taught that in my first quilting class, and was assured that it was True. And of course I wanted to be a Real Quilter.
Twenty years later, I say, "Bah! Humbug!" If it's ever going to be finished, my machine is going to have to help me! And so, I've sewn a few more of these blocks, this time with my machine. I'd throw the batch away, but these fabrics are a time capsule. Many are from the early 80's when I was still making clothes for my babies and toys and all sorts of treasures. That purple stripe was leftover from a mane of a 36" horse that I made. The horse didn't survive, but the memories did...
I think this is the oldest of my UFO's. Then again, I haven't dug to the bottom of the closet yet. But this one's got to be circa 1987, so it's definitely in the running.
And here's my youngest/newest UFO. I was making it "just because," and it has no purpose other than to make me smile. These are the extent of the blocks, and here are the fabrics pulled out for the top. One of these days...maybe in February?...I'll sit down and put the top together.
In the meantime, I'd better hunt for an empty Rubbermaid, so that I can get this stuff out of the way...Does finding a box for a project count as completing a step? ;)