It seemed like a natural fit to pull a blue UFO out of the trunk and finish it in January and I am ALMOST finished. I don't know what it is about this quilt, but Grace Hopper (one of my cats) LOVED it and whenever I pulled it out to work on it, she would fly across the room, jump up on my work table, spread out and claim it as her own. Here, she is helping me mark the plume quilting design on the borders . . . and loudly protesting because I kept rotating it to mark the borders with her on the quilt.
You can see the whole quilt in my Flickr photostream here. FYI, the quilting is now complete and I plan to bind it this weekend. It's not clear if it will hang on a wall or become Grace's personal kitty quilt.
My blue scraps mug rug is being put to good use in my boring beige office. It fits perfectly next to my keyboard.
Yes, that is a very oversized cup and saucer--I found it in a thrift show and thought it would be great for soup . . . or a big cup of coffee with a girl scout cookie.
I liked the idea of working on color-coordinated UFOs and after I bind the blue quilt, I will choose a red one to work on this month.
In the meantime, I was excited to start work on some red projects . . . probably because I've been having so much fun with strings that I decided to start there. I dipped into my big ziplock bag-o-strings and pulled out anything red.
It doesn't look like many strings, does it? But it was enough to make two pairs of string blocks, large and small.
I have a couple project design ideas in mind for these (more later). It feels good to have made a start on the red challenge and I haven't even yet used any fabric from my red scrap bin.
You can see what others are doing with their red scraps by following the links on today's Scrap Happy Saturday blog post.