Anyhoo! The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild had a UFO challenge. "UFO" is always a challenge for me since I rarely have any. I tend to stick to only a few projects at a time and frequently go full-steam-ahead until they're done. I do have ONE long-term UFO but it's in storage and I haven't seen it in years. If it has survived the storage process, I will finish it likely as soon as it's freed. Other than that, I don't think I have anything that has been waiting more than two years.
I did have a crap ton of HSTs rescued and salvaged from other projects (specifically ones for my sister). They've been trimmed up in little bunches of 1.5" squares at Wednesday guild gatherings for months and months. I'm not saying people made fun of me, but more than one of my quilty friends questioned my sanity. :-) The intent was always to make a trip around the world or something like it. So the time had come to do something with it. So I dug into the scraps and grabbed my Kona Silver yardage and went nuts.
It started with tiny but traditional,
The quilting is.... uhm, not my best. I rushed a little in a push to meet the deadline (I have never not finished a SMQG challenge!) I'm a little out of practice and always more convinced of my skills before I sit down to use them. However, I more or less got the look I was going for: more tiny and structured in the wee blocks, loose and watery as it moves outward. I'll try to remember to either leave time or to take more next project.
I added a couple of blue chunks to the binding, letting them fall wherever. The back is unspectacular and with fading light and borrowed quilt holding help, I totally forgot to snap a picture of it. It's most silver with a little piece of blue floral.
More than 650 - 1.5" HSTs salvaged and used up. (I have about 6 left over...) One GIANT ziploc bag no longer crowding my sewing space. And I am content.