Monday, August 24, 2015

Back to Attacking a UFO

I guess I really needed to do some fun stuff and take a break from feeling like I had to work on UFOs. It was a situation where I just wasn't getting anything of significance accomplished. That Beatle Bag on Thursday/Friday and the little snappy bag on Saturday were just the diversions I needed to reboot my resolve on another UFO.

The one that niggled at me the most vociferously was the project I was supposed to finish in July - that stack of 16-patch blocks that I'd hand pieced. I knew my plan, so I drew up a sketch of it.

I have 34 of these blocks made. I am thinking that I will use 30 of them - 5 across and 6 down.

If my math is correct - and let me assure you that is a mighty big 'if' - I will be making the following components today and tomorrow.

31 of these units
18 of these units
The small squares here are what I will use to make the units shown above; the large squares are the cornerstones. Can you envision what it will look like? I will let you think about it for a day or two, and show you a picture once it begins coming together.

I may not have enough of this neutral fabric for all those small squares, so I might have to dig around for something 'close' enough to satisfy me. Since the main blocks are all so random, I think I will be okay with 'making do' - that's what our grandmothers would have done, right?

On top of intending to get this quilt top finished, I must read a book by Friday for book club - A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson. Someone should hide the iPad from me so I can get all of this done! *wink*

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. I love those blocks. I am looking forward to seeing how you are setting them.

  2. nice blocks. it sounds like a great plan you have for finishing them up

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing this put together. From the look of it, your sashing is going to form stars?


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