When Carla, from Creatin' in the sticks announced the theme for this blog hop was to use pink I think something went wrong in my brain and I heard that the theme was to jump from one project with some pink to another, depending what tickled my fancy...that seems to be what I did anyhow!
I was really hoping I'd use the opportunity to finish one of my pink tulip quilts. I had been inspired by the "All about Strings" blog hop in 2019 and started a lot of tulip blocks; sadly I have yet to finish a top from them. Maybe that can be my project for the upcoming UFO blog hop! I did make progress on them until I reached the point where I'd need to cut some strips for the stems. That delay allowed me to become distracted by another project.
A good friend had passed along feed sacks her grandma collected after her grandma passed away last year. I've wanted to make a Sunbonnet Sue project for a long time and had just gotten the accuquilt die for both Sunbonnet Sue and the orange peel-Overall Sam was out of stock at the time, but is currently on his way to me. I got all my blocks appliqued and wasn't sure how I wanted to sash them, so they got set aside...I now have a plan but while I thought it through I allowed myself to get distracted yet again.
Last summer I was shopping at a second hand craft store that supports people with mental impairments to support themselves when I found a layer cake of an older line called Prints Charming. It was a great price combined with a great cause so I couldn't pass it up. A friend at my next guild meeting showed a quilt she had made from Moda Bakeshop's Simple Stack pattern. My local quilt shop has had one of these on display for a while and I quickly decided it would be a great use of the layer cake; except being an older line I didn't have a charm pack so I adapted and used a solid fabric. I completed the top at a retreat in August and ordered the back and hadn't gotten much further. I finally sat down to quilt it-and convinced myself anything this size or larger is going to be done on a friend's long arm from now on, but for some reason I'd failed to plan for binding and the fabric I wanted was out of stock at my quilt shop. It should be in soon, but this one is also just shy of a finish...
While I was working on one of these projects my sister-in-law made a Christmas quilt from Pat Sloan's free Oh my Stars pattern and got me thinking that I had some charm packs I wanted to use up. I got this top done very quickly and am planning to start quilting it this week, but again it isn't quite a finish. I have a friend and coworker who has been in the hospital with Covid complications since Christmas and her family is hoping she'll be able to be moved to a rehab facility soon. I'm hoping to be able to give her this quilt as a comfort quilt when she's able to receive gifts.
The good news is that in the midst of all my jumping around on this blog hop's projects I made good headway on a mug rug for the Time in a Bottle Blog Hop for next month so it may actually get finished! I've certainly got some projects to take to my upcoming quilt retreat from this hop.
Check out the other bloggers joining in on this hop-I'm sure I'll find lots of inspiration for more UFOs!
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