Just two UFOs remain in this year's UFO challenge. I have all the big ones - aka complex ones - checked off the list and just have two super easy ones left to do. Yay!
The Dusty Trails - my name - is a made-up-out-of-my-head project using some reproduction fabrics that I bought perhaps 20 years ago. I kid you not. I saw a pretty display quilt in a store in Portsmouth, OH, and bought fat quarters of the fabrics. Having no pattern, I came up with 3" HSTs and sewed them together in random fashion to make the traditional Broken Dishes block.
What I made so very many years ago is what you see above. It measures 18.5" square, and consists of 9 Broken Dishes blocks. I am not very satisfied with how well my intersections look, so while I watch the Buckeyes this afternoon, I am going to "unsew" this part. This will also allow me to distribute colors better after all the rest of the blocks are made.
I have spent a good portion of the last day or so cutting out all the fabric I'd pulled for this. I found lots in my stash that will work with this projects, and since it's a creation of my own, it will be whatever size all of this ends up making - probably a nice throw, I imagine.
Some of you more seasoned quilters out there may recognize some of these old fabrics. I am sure the newest piece in this bunch is past 10 years by now. Old, or very, very old, I still like 'em, so I'm gonna' use 'em.
I look forward to getting this UFO checked off my list. And since the very last UFO for the year is also an easy one, I am very seriously considering attempting to do it this month, too. Then my December will be free for NEW projects! I am very much interested in new stuff, as this year's focus on UFOs has gotten really tiresome lately.
Happy Quilting, Friends!