Red and Green BOM
I'm hoping that I can make some progress on some of my old UFO's this year. Once again I find myself thinking that this year is almost half gone already! My Round Robin is in the forefront with ideas for quilting it brewing in my head, meanwhile I decided to pull out my old Red/Green BOM project from my online group. The last I remembered, I had set it up to quilt in sections on my DSM. I was tickled to find that I had joined the sections of the quilt top together but the borders had not been cut or added yet. I don't have any photos of the quilt top in my computer so I went back to my yahoo group and pulled a few photos from there to post and remind myself of the journey.
The above photo was taken in 2008! The blocks are much older.
Angie claiming this quilt as hers.
Guards posted as I decided layout for the quilt.
Borders cut and 2 sides stitched on yesterday!
We used to have so much fun with the online group, and several of us still "talk" just about every day. Facebook and Blogging have changed the groups so much, That's where most are logging their activity now (instagram and twitter - I can't even remember my accounts that I set up LOL!). I like that I can connect...but I do miss specialized groups. Not everyone on my friends lists wants to see my quilty world and in the quilty world I'm sure most don't want to see posts from our relatives. The red/green exchange went on for over a year plus a few blocks are mixed into my quilt from the red/white exchange. Those block exchanges were so much fun! All of us were new to online groups and exchanging online. Many were beginning quilters and learning new techniques. We had lots of fun!
So, I worked a little on the Red/Green project even though I just left a class on Thursday with oodles of sewing to do, it is perfect for Monday sew-in projects. I will leave it as well as the Bonnie Hunter Tulip Fields as tote bag projects for the moment. Here's a pic of what the basic top should look like when I get my units completed from a Charlotte Angotti mystery class.
Meanwhile, it's graduation day for our high school senior. No sewing today.