My Bind-A-Thon has slowed a little this month. This is quilt #5 of 5 that started the Bind-A-Thon back in late November. I'm about to turn the corner and start hand stitching the 3rd side of this quilt. When this one is finished, there are 4 additional quilts in need of binding by the end of 2017.
I need to get started on assembling the Quilty 365 blocks if I'm to have anything to show for Audrey's final linky party in May! I originally thought I would set the blocks on point, but after doing some math, I realized I didn't want a quilt that large (over 100" x 100"). Back to the design wall. I'll be thinking about this one for the next little while...
I did enough knitting on the Nae shawl to convince myself I need to purchase more yarn in order to finish. Usually I over-purchase yarn for a project, but not this time. Fortunately, the yarn and colorway are still available online, so getting more shouldn't be a problem. I'll wait for the new yarn before I continue, so I can mix the two yarns and avoid an obvious demarcation between skeins.
Close to a finish here! I've got all the parts and pieces done for the Fig Tree Feed Sack bag, just need to stitch everything together.
Last, but not least - a completed flimsy. This was kind of a cheat, because I only needed to add the final border. Adding this top to the UFO project inspired me to "get 'er done!" The Maverick Stars were a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project. I was inspired by Julie Sefton's "Just Wing It" quilt to use some string pieced alternate blocks. And the selvage Square in a Square blocks were inspired by Diane Knott's book, Scrap Quilt Secrets. After all that piecing, the quilt was a little short on size, so I looked for some great fabric to add a final border. The picture doesn't do it justice - it's a gorgeous magenta batik! This one isn't high on the priority list for quilting, so I'm calling it finished for now.
That wraps up my January 17 UFOs in 2017 progress report. I'm glad I joined the project - it's really motivating me to stay focused on finishing!