I managed to finish my string quilt for the January UFO Challenge on Judy's blog. I had actually challenged myself to get the blocks made and put together into a quilt top, but once that was done I decided I better not quit and still have a UFO. I'm glad I stuck to it. It finished at 48" x 60". It was fun working with these summery colors in the thick of winter. I look forward to planting myself on the beach with this one while I watch the grandkids having fun in Lake Superior.
I originally picked only six UFO's for Judy's challenge, but this finish motivated me to dig deeper and pick 6 more so I'll have one to work on every month this year. I don't expect to end the year with 12 finishes, but I will devote time each month to work on whichever number she chooses and hopefully January won't be the only one I finish.
#7 - I've been working on these blocks for a few years -- I still have a few blocks to finish before I can start assembling the quilt top.
#10 - I started quilting my blue and yellow basket quilt a few years ago, but it's been rolled up waiting for some attention for quite awhile.
#11 - I have this bin of pink and brown fabrics, but can't actually remember what I planned to do with them. I guess I'll start from scratch with them with #11 is called . My current hope is that they'll end up being made into a snails trail pattern, but that may change.
12. I can't remember when I started making these 6" churn dash blocks, but I sure need to get back at them and make some more. At 6", I'll need a ton of them to make a full size quilt -- a month devoted to them should be a good start.
Can't wait to see what number Judy picks for the February challenge!