WELCOME…It’s one of those days here at the Junction that I am expecting lots of company and I need to take a minute and direct a little traffic so please be patient. For those of you who happened to come over for a visit after reading my article in Accuquilt’s Blogger Spotlight, you may want to check out my AccuQuilt tutorials. For those of you who who are visiting after seeing my note in Country Threads Goat Gazette and are wondering about the Quilt Square Quilt Along, you might want to check out the latest update here.
…and for all my regular readers…read on…
You may have noticed a picture on the right had column of my blog of the Blue Ridge Beauty blocks. The picture has been there since I started the blog. In 2010 as I was putting together a UFO list, I took a picture of the blocks. The blocks didn’t get put together. Then 2011 came along. I took the old picture of the blocks and added it to my UFO list.
Then last year when Judy at Patchwork Times picked the UFO number, I went to pull the blocks out and work on them. THEY WERE GONE!! I looked EVERYWHERE. I searched and dug and search and dug some more. I asked everyone in the house to help me look and being a was crying when I asked (yep crying), everyone started to help me look. I don’t ever store my fabric anywhere except the sewing room…but we looked in a few closets too. I look EVERYTHING out of the cupboards…the blocks weren’t there. All that work in making the blocks for NOTHING!! GONE!!
Kelli came home and I begged her to look. NO BLOCKS. I was just sick. I loved that quilt. I wanted that quilt. What’s a girl to do but cry?
Throughout the year as I looked to find other things, I would look again for the blocks but never…ever…could I find them.
When Kelli was home and paging through Bonnie’s Adventures in Leaders and Enders book, and she would quickly flip past the Blue Ridge Beauty quilt in an effort for me to not start ranting about where those blocks could be. (yes, I admit to ranting)
As I was putting together this year’s UFO list, I was sad all over again. I was reminded of those blocks and still could not find them. I contemplated taking the picture of the quilt blocks off my blog but then I thought that would be like giving up. I was not ready to give up…(it’s the stubborn streak in me)
I have vowed that if the blocks were ever, ever found, I would immediately start working on the quilt top.
Then last week I was digging through my things finding my recycled shirts to put on Bonnie Hunter’s upcoming “Garage Sale”. Guess what? I found the blocks!! I was SO-SO-SO excited!
It turns out that I had put recycled fabric strips that I had cut out to make Rectangle Wrangle on top of the blocks. Every time when I looked, I just assumed that the basket was filled with shirt strips. I am so happy….now guess what I am sewing on?
BLUE RIDGE BEAUTY!!! I have the blocks next to the sewing machine and am sewing them together as leaders and enders. I would love to stop everything and sew only them but deadlines are looming….
For now…I am a HAPPY girl…the prodigal blocks have returned!!