I feel I need a little more encouragement to complete my WIPs so decided to participate in 2016 Finish Along and post up my first quarter goals. I am going to make modest commitments and try to stick to them.
1) First up, I had taken a workshop from Kaffe Fasset eons ago and the materials list required a lot of large scale prints. I was just a novice quilter then and did not have much of a stash. So I purchased about 30-35 yards of large print fabric in blue, green and yellow without much design or color consideration. (A bit excessive, in retrospect.) The irony was that the fabrics nor the pattern were really my aesthetic and I regretted my purchase almost immediately after the workshop. I had no intention of finishing the quilt I had started at the workshop and since then the fabric has just been laying around.
I considered using up the fabric but never did find the right pattern for it. Finally I was convinced that the only way I would even consider using this stack was to cut it up into tiny pieces. Over the holidays I came across the Tinsel quilt pattern from Cotton and Steel and thought it was perfect for what I was looking for. It requires me to cut up the fabric into small 2.5" squares. I have made a few blocks and hope to finish it.
2) In 2013 I was part of Scrapbeelicious and received 24 blocks of Anna Maria Horner's feather blocks in jewel tone colors from my bee mates. I want to hand quilt this quilt but first I need to put the top together. It should be a job easily done.
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