Sunday I pulled out two UFOs to see if I could make some progress on them. Yesterday I told you about “Hand Me Downs”. Now I am going to tell you about “Cactus Patch”. “Cactus Patch” is also in Bonnie Hunter’s book, Scraps & Shirttails: Reuse, Re-pupose, Recycle! The Art of “Quilting Green”.
I had the stringed pieced portion of these blocks done, but that’s all.
Three different times I have bought solid print fabrics for half square triangles in the blocks. Each time, I have ended up using the fabrics for something else. Sunday I decided enough was enough. I wasn’t going to buy fabric for it again. I was going to dig and manipulate until I could make what I have work.
I found enough to finish the blocks. A couple of the colors are not my deep dark desired colors but they are good and right now, good is good. I don’t have lots of different colored blue shirts for sashing so the next debate is going to be about the fabric for the sashing and borders. I am think I am going to patrol the thrift stores for shirts to see if I can come up with something before I get the blocks finished. I do have some of the blue plaid fabric shown but is only two yards worth and the fabric is only 36″ wide….not enough to finish the quilt.
I am bound and determined to not let this UFO get lost again….so I cut the half square triangles, I cut the setting stones for the blocks…I even found the gold….now I just need to continue hunting for blue shirts….