Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend UFO Progress

There's nothing like a sunny Spring day to lighten your spirits.  That, and taking a day off work.

I can finally report some progress on my UFO list! I dropped off two quilts this morning to be longarm quilted. The two quilts were my Chunky Churndash bedspread and Bittersweet Beauty. In a few weeks I will be binding, labeling and calling 'em done!

This afternoon I started FMQ on the Red Cross quilt. Royal Flush is waiting to go next.

I also pulled out the Colorado Sunshine (Floribunda) blocks to count and confirm how many more I need to finish. Okay, and also to get a better picture for this blog.  22 more blocks to go if I want to make this 8 x 9.

I plan to add a medium green inner border between the Jacob's Ladder blocks and the checkerboard border.  Debra at used a dark green which seemed to give definition to the design (see below), but I want to soften it a bit. What do you think?

On an even lighter note, I am looking forward to flying this weekend. Did you read about my destination bucket list?  I am considering the San Juan Islands in Washington state. Funny story. A telemarketer called to sell vacation packages and I tried to be clever by smugly telling her that my vacations must be at places I can fly myself. Before I could hang up, she immediately dropped her script and started telling me about the islands around Seattle where she once lived. Evidently she has friends who fly. We ended up talking quite a bit. Hopefully she didn't get in trouble with her telemarketing firm.

So what are your plans for Memorial Day weekend? Sewing? Traveling? Both?

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