It is a start! I finished the top for the guild's mystery quilt. Since October, I've received a monthly "clue" and have stitched the pieces for that clue. These were the pieces that I put together for the March clue.
The pieces turned in to this top!
My inspiration fabric was the batik floral. I have had this fabric in my stash for at least ten years. It was time for it to become a project! I did purchase the light and the medium batik fabrics as I had NOTHING in my stash that would work.
I knew that I didn't have enough of that floral fabric for the outer border; but, I was able to find another batik that was a couple years newer in my stash that worked for the border.
There are lots of places for quilting designs; but, I'll figure that out much later!!! I'm just glad to have finished the top. Last year, I didn't get past selecting my fabric for the mystery! My first finish for the FAL2016 second quarter! Wahoo!!!! You can read my list here.
I also cut the pieces for twenty-four 8 1/2 inch log cabin blocks for the online mystery quilt. This was the pile.
I stitched a few pieces together until I had 24 of these! Now, I'm caught up on that project.
I've given myself permission to start new projects. I chose these fabrics--again from my stash. I cut the pieces--I barely had enough of the background fabric for the large setting triangles. I hope I didn't make any mistakes!
This is going to be a project that I develop more machine embroidery skills. It is going to be a good project!
Last week, I forgot to share that I won a 2nd place viewer's choice ribbon on my "Tickling the Ivories" quilt. I submitted five quilts; but, I didn't have any judged this year. Winning a viewer's choice ribbon is extra special to me because the people who attended the show voted for my quilt!
I also submitted a block for for our guild's opportunity quilt next year. This is the block. We had to use the dark grey fabric somewhere in the block and it had to be a sort of house. I saw that grey fabric and it made me think of the beach. So my wonky house is on stilts at the beach and a dog lives there too!