On the stitching front, I've felt just a little bit lost. I started on the graduation quilts in May of last year, so I've gotten used to the "have to sew" projects that have been calling my name. It's been a bit strange to walk into the sewing room with nothing that has to get done. So it's time to refocus and figure out what's the goal for the rest of the year. There are 21 quilts on my WIPs/UFO list. Of those 18 are UFOs (projects that were started more than a year ago). So I've been doing really well at finishing off all the new starts, but not getting back to projects that got put up for one reason or another.
I joined in with Judy of Patchwork Times for her UFO-2017 campaign at the beginning of the year. But substituted in the graduation quilts for the first 4 months of the year. May's focus was on quilt number 11 from my 2017 Quilt Plan. That's my Christmas Angels quilt started in 2013. The project box contained all the pieces for the alternate blocks so the easiest thing to do was to start sewing those parts together. But before starting on that, I needed to fix the pattern. I didn't realize until the quilt got added to this year's project list that the seams in the alternate blocks didn't match up to the seams in the focus blocks. It didn't look bad from a distance, but close up it looked sloppy. So the first step was to fix the design. That meant adjusting the focus block since no fabric had been cut for those yet. Here's the adjusted design.
|Christmas Angels: Self Designed|
With that done, I got started on the alternate blocks.
The centers and four patches are really a dark green, not black as they appear in the photo. I need 12 of the alternate blocks, so I've made good progress on those. If Judy continues the UFO challenge, she'll pick a new UFO for June. Working on multiple projects is pretty natural to me so I'll probably keep working on these alternate blocks as they are almost done. Whether the focus blocks get started or the whole project gets put back in the box for later will depend on what June's UFO turns out to be.
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