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It's a flimsy!
I've gone back and forth on names for this but finally am going to settle on The Farm. When I was a young girl I used to spend the summers on my grandparents' farm. Those were good times and I couldn't wait to get to "The Farm" every year and play with cousins, help Aunt Marie in the garden, read Uncle Leo's old books, enjoy grandma's country cooking. It was a magic place and I learned many things from my grandmother and listened to her stories of survival during the depression era. I vowed when I grew up I would live on a farm and I do. When I was sewing these blocks with farm and garden themed fabrics it brought back lots of memories of "The Farm".
I modified a pattern from Kathy Doughty's book Adding Layers that she called House Party. Her version was shorter and had a border with appliqued items all around but I don't really like borders or to applique so I made it longer for a nice sized lap quilt. Maybe it needs a plain green border ( farm field?) or something to tie it all together? I'll let it simmer awhile before I decide if it needs one.
Actually I'm not really even sure I like it all that much now that I've completed the top so maybe I'll like it better with a plain border. It was a lot of work with all those Y seams to join blocks around a center square and then Y seams again to assemble blocks on the diagonal.
I still have pieces of some of these fabrics and I'm thinking of a different version of The Farm now.
As I explained earlier in the month this was my UFO #109 and I decided to dig it out of the box and get it to flimsy stage before month end. And so I have.
Note: We play a monthly Random Numbers game on the Stashbusters Yahoo Group to help those of us with lots of UFOs to move them forward. #109 was one of the random numbers drawn for February. This is my first year to join in the Random Numbers game and so far it has helped me to move my UFOs forward. There is also a Stashbuster UFO Challenge to help move UFOs forward. I won 40 FQs last year. Fun and Games!