In an attempt to find something to have ready for my design wall today, I decided to work on whatever was in this tub. Seriously, how hard could this be? It's just a small tub and there's not much in it!
Well, I found a bunch of Raw Edge Christmas Bullseye blocks that I've started to put together. I knew that I didn't want a large quilt from this, maybe just a throw so this is what I came up with part of the blocks. I'll add a border or two and that'll be done - hopefully in time for Christmas.
I decided this quilt was big enough because I got bored with the layout. :-) (Does that ever happen to you?) Anyway, I started to experiment and came up with three different layouts for the remaining blocks.
Here's my plan. I'll make the two smallest pieces above (the ones on top) into pillows and the other one as a wallhanging. I'll put all of these in the spare room and give it an Asian/Christmas flare for my holiday guests. What do you think of my plan? Would you find that inviting or confusing?
Also in the "Tub of Joy" was a set of 24 blue and red log cabin blocks. These were pieced a long time ago (I can tell by the fabrics) and I know they've been pulled out, looked at, and put away MANY times over the last few years but no more. It's their time! I've tossed them on the design wall and this is just one layout (using only 16 blocks), but I'll play with them and make my final decision and sew them together.
I doubt that I have fabric in my stash that matches any of these, or at least not enough for borders, so I'll probably just quilt and bind this.
Speaking of stash fabric. I won't be counting any of this in my stash reports because I had decided that if I work on UFOs, the only fabric that I would count is what I add to them, such as borders and backing. I'm planning on keeping record of my UFOs next year and crossing them off the list as I complete them. I know a lot of you already do this, but I never have. Conceivably, I think I could work of only UFOs and have a full year of sewing ahead of me! :-)
Check out what other quilters have on their design wall today by going to Judy L.'s Patchwork Times.