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I've already accomplished my goal for January by starting a quilt with my Sakura Park. Yay me!
I was in such a creative groove, I pulled out a UFO that has been haunting me. Yep, I have UFOs that haunt me. But I was brave, pulled up my socks and went to work.
A few years ago, I took part in an online quilting bee and used as my block the Disappearing 9 Patch. I was new, the fabric appealed to me and I didn't want to do something over my head.
Well after I received the blocks back they sat in a little baggy unused. Well wait no more! Yesterday I pulled these blocks out and ironed and trimmed and sewed them together.
Unfortunately a couple of the blocks I couldn't use. I really am not wanting to come across as negative but a couple of the blocks pretty much fell apart in my hands and were a bit wonky. We were all beginners during this first quilting bee so I'm not upset about it, I put the blocks in my scrap bag to selvage for a future project. They'll get used somewhere, sometime.
That left me 7 squares so I did up another one to make an even 8 and sewed them together. In my head I was thinking table runner.
It's not as wonky along the top as it seems, it's just how the wall held the fabric, pulling it a bit.
After sleeping on it, I came to the conclusion I didn't want it on my table!! The fabrics I used were not really in my taste. Very plain, very boring. But you know what? What did I know when I first started quilting? Absolutely nothing.
After speaking with my sister this morning, it's purpose came to me. She needs a dog quilt for the backseat of her new car!!!! Wahoo!!!!!
Here's Bailey. He's a pretty big boy so I can imagine he pretty much takes up the backseat of my sister's car.
I am challenging myself to use this UFO and create a car quilt for Bailey. The quilt is wide enough for the backseat, I just need to create some height to go up the back of the car seat. This could be fun!
(and a good way to get rid of fabric I no longer like...shhhh don't tell anyone I said that)