My memory has definitely deteriorated since passing 50!
It is always a surprise when I open a box in the basement and find quilting treasures from days gone by. On the top of the box it says something like ... "stuff".
Inside the box is a treasure-trove of long forgotten projects, many of which are close to being finished. This is "deep UFO stash", where projects of the past lurk. Most of them I remember clearly, and wonder why did they end up here? The major reasons probably were that I had too much on the go, too many creative ideas, too busy of a life, and/or not enough technical knowledge at that time to push through the creative challenges to get to the end of the project.
Not so anymore!
This is one of the projects found in that box. It was a guild class with Deb Beirnes from many years ago on using up scraps.
These are 4" bowtie blocks which I like to sew. So why did this one end up in "deep UFO stash"?
I guess it was because it is not my taste in fabrics. I was using up charm squares of gold overlay fabrics that I didn't really like, so I lost interest in working on it. But I know that someone will like it, and I want to finish it and clean out these abandoned projects. This bowtie project is going into the quilt retreat project pile, along with any fabric that goes with it. The quilt will become as big as the fabric that I have will allow, and then it will be given away to the guild's comfort quilt project.
I will be posting more about what was in the box as time and courage allow!! LOL