Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Working on a UFO

Remember these fun "Farm Girl Vintage" blocks from a few months ago? 

I switched out the fabrics in the outer squares, because I wanted to use that green for the setting triangles. A little frogging (you know the seam ripper drill, right? Rip-it, rip-it!) and I then substituted either the soft blue or the cheerful red in those corners.

I put them together into a runner for my kitchen table -- now they look like this:

Here's a close up of one of the blue-square blocks: 

And here is the whole runner, rescued from the UFO pile:

Oops, there are those slippers again. Could have cropped them out, I guess, but we're keeping it real here. (Grin) Insomniacs make great quilters, right?

I'm thinking about some in-the-ditch and small motif quilting inside the blocks -- I'm wondering if I have the moxie to quilt some (gasp) feathers in those nice large green triangles! Y'all wish me luck there!

Here is a peek at the ME pieced backing. Love working with Mary Engelbreit fabrics; they make me feel more cheerful just playing with them.

Hope you are finding time to sew, too!