The number chosen for this month was announced last week and is number two! So I began to work on my Santa Fe inspired quilt. These fabrics are some of the last ones I have left over from my Craigslist scrap buy so I will be pleased to use them up because that was June 2013! All that was in the tub was a ton of fabric I thought would go well together in a South West style quilt and a printed image of Kokopelli because I wanted to applique him. I really don't love SW style prints so this quilt will probably be a charity quilt. So I was thinking it had to be quick, best use the large prints and be lap sized for a nursing home patient.
This is it finished after just two or three hours:
I had some suitable backing fabric left to set aside with it until I find time to quilt it.
I am sooooo pleased it is finally a quilt top. That WIP tub was however not empty for long because whilst looking for hidden WIPs I found twelve improv pieced scrappy blocks that were left over from this quilt:
Here's the post about it from October 2013: http://adventurousquilter.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-finish-finally.html so I put them in the empty WIP tub to make another scrappy improv pieced quilt this year as well! The last quilt used 39 x 12" blocks (24 on the back without sashing and 15 on the front with sashing)
What did I do with the scrappy leftovers from this quilt? I made two improv pieced blocks to add to the tub!!! So the tub now has 14 blocks in it, just 25 to go!
I also made three sets of reusable shopping bag handles for the Green Bag Lady Project:
I rose to meet the January challenge and it is very cleansing! Are you working on UFOs this year? If so consider joining the challenge it's a great way to feel a sense of accomplishment and share it with quilty friends!