Yesterday I met a good friend I haven't seen in a long while. After a brisk 5 mile walk she came over to the house. Between lots of vigorous conversation I showed her some of the projects I've been working on. It was kind of like that magic trick where the magician keeps pulling scarfs out of the hat one after another and you can't imagine where they are all coming from. Well, it was a bit like that with the projects that I pulled from my closet, one, then another, and another...Cynthia looked at me and said matter of factly, "you like to work on lots of projects simultaneously." I looked at the stack of projects and thought to myself, it's time to tackle some of these again. Some haven't been out of the closet in months! One of them I've even forgotten what I had in mind for the pieces I cut out. YIKES! As much as I want to start on AmandaJean's quilt-a-long, I have to get some of these done or at least make a little progress. I'm going to dedicate the rest of this week to progress on UFO's. If I start the quilt-a-long this weekend, maybe I can get caught up. I'm two behind!
So here's the first bit of progress.
I worked on the Radio Flyer quilt last night. Got the borders on and I'm tickled with how it looks. I appreciate all the advice I got from fellow bloggers on this one. At one point I was ready to rip it apart. I added an inner red border and the outer border is a combo of the cream and the Olivia dots. I think it adds to the whimsical feeling of the quilt. I'm now trying to decide whether to add the large black ricrack between the blocks. I'm leaning to yes. I forget who made that suggestion, but I think it was brilliant! I just have to piece the back and then decide on the quilting. The back is the little radio flyer wagon flannel blanket and some black and cream flannel print. This quilt has grown much bigger than I planned. Oh well, I'm loving it again. Yippee!