Here's my July UFO on the design wall.
This is called "Quilt Square Quilt Along" (or QSQA for short) and was a year long project hosted by Jo's Country Junction in 2012. I pieced all these blocks using up the scraps from a 2011 Quiltmaker mystery called Secret Window. It was such a fun sewalong and I kept up with making a block each month. Then in 2014 it moved onto my UFO finishing list and I enjoyed machine quilting each block. I joined the blocks together in March of that year and then I experienced that terrible point in working on a quilt where all your hard work and best efforts result in something you really dislike. It was very frustrating because up until that point I enjoyed every step of the project, and all of a sudden I couldn't stand the sight of it! The blocks were slightly different sizes and no matter what I did to fix the problem, those blocks didn't line up properly.
So, the quilt went to the very back of the
At the FNSI last month I dug it out of the closet during a conversation about why QAYG is sometimes a pain in the #&$%. See this intersection and how the teal sashing strips don't even come close to lining up?!?
Well, my friends came up with lots of ideas of how to fix things like this. Where were you guys 2 years ago?!?!
So anyway, it's the right time now and this month I am going to finish this thing. Yes, finish it. I will "fix" the uneven joins (by covering up what doesn't work), quilt and add 4 borders, and bind it. Can it be done? I'm not sure, but I'm bound to at least make some progress by bringing my focus to this project.
To see more UFO goals, hop over to the One Monthly Goal link up.