this post. Go take a look at it. Now, it is time to own up to how much I have accomplished on this project in three years.
Not very much at all.
The project came to the surface during the recent episode of the Dreaded Cleaning Virus and I still couldn't bring myself to part with it. I bought this BOM in 1999, friends. 1999. Block #1 is finished. Block #2 is 3/4 finished. Block #3 pieces are cut and the background is pieced. And that's it.
So today I consulted the list of UFOs and decided that this oldest one was the one to start with. Not that I intend to finish it up zippy quicky do. No. I intend to try to get the first row complete. With sashing and cornerstones.
So this afternoon I put borders around the first three blocks, just strips, one color to a block, not three or four. And without cornerstones (look closely, they are there, and prolly finish at 1/2"). Just nice plain borders. And trimmed the bordered blocks to 13". I did much of the bonding of Block #3. I found the floss I need to finish #2 (yes, I am hand-buttonholing these). I found most of the floss I need to do #3 and cut snips of the floss I need to buy. It will be very good to have a non-urgent handwork project for in front of the television.
Then I considered the sashing. Do you see how it is checkerboard, kind of black and brown? Do you wonder where they got that checkerboard fabric? They didn't. It is made from small squares cut and sewn together. I looked through the supplies and settled on a nice, dark, dark green. And cut pieces that are 13" by 3-1/2" inches. When I get done with the applique, I will piece the cornerstones for the sashing and put that there first row together.
And when that is all done, if I am still alive, I will start the second row.
Whatever on earth was I thinking.