I didn’t get as much sewing time as I had hoped for being I was at doctor appointments on two of my days off. Considering that, I still got quite a bit accomplished.
Rather than mull around until I made a decision on what I’m going to do with my Tumalo Trail project, I decided to just let it ruminate and move on to a different project. Goodness knows I have enough of them!
Next up I did something easy…I pulled this project. This is a smaller quilt top made from leftovers from my Oregon or Bust quilt. I purposely made some extra blocks thinking I was going to make the quilt bigger but had forgotten that I was making extra borders so ended up not needing the blocks. I sewed them together to make a small lap-sized quilt top. I never did finish it though. I figured I’d add some type of border but never did decide what.
I hang all my quilts that need to be quilted over my sewing room door. When I took my Oregon or Bust quilt off and longarmed it, this was there taunting me. I decided being I wasn’t making a decision on my Tumalo Trail quilt how about I make a decision on this one? HA!
I thought about a scrappy border…No.
I thought about this…no. Too light colored.
Then I found some Grunge fabric that was dark blue and decided that had possibilities. Then I opened the piece of fabric and there were already cut strips of the fabric. Well, that decided it. I was planning a 3 1/2″ border and the strips were 3 1/2″. Oh I love when decisions come easy.
Yep…that would do it. Now it’s ready for the longarm. I think I’ll piece together that light-colored fabric together with something else and make it into a backing.
I’m happy to have that one step further.
Speaking of steps further…I worked on my Tribute to Judie quilt. I got this far early in the week and wanted to kick myself in the hinny. Why had I let this project linger so long? This was so cute!!
I think I started this in 2010 (that’s a wild guess). I believe it is my oldest UFO.
My hope is to stick with this one until it’s finished. It’s time. Many thanks to my friend Ila for sending me the fabric to bring this one to a finish.
I had worked on this through the week and finally on Sunday I told myself, I am going to sew until this center is all together. Being these are 3″ finished blocks, that’s no small task…plus there are 180 of these little stars!!
In typical “Jo fashion,” I was one block short. I ended up making another block.
I finally got it together!! WHOOT! I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am about this! I’m in love.
I’m not a fan of sewing diagonal, on point, settings together so I’m impressed with myself that I didn’t stall out on this longer than I did. HA!
I now have the three borders to figure out. Yes, three. We all know how terrible I am at borders but I’m bound and determined not to let this get put by the wayside.
For anyone curious, the pattern for this is called Tribute to Judie. You can find it in this book, Vintage Legacies by Carol Hopkins. You can find it HERE on Amazon. It’s the last quilt in the book.
I have two quilts, Tribute to Judie and Tumalo Trail that are so close to being finished. Fingers crossed I can get at least one of them finished and maybe a backing ready too. One can hope. I am excited though. These are coming down the home stretch!!