Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes: March Goal

Some time last year or the year before, I joined a group lead by Angela of Cut to Pieces: Project UFO. It such a wonderful, supportive group, but I didn't take it very seriously and haven't gotten far - enitrely my own fault!

Then, a few months ago, I saw a post online about A Lovely Year of Finishes co-hosted by Sew BitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts. I saved it and knew I wanted to get in on the action, but again, I didn't take it seriously.

No more! I have jumped in with both feet. I updated my goals for this month at Project UFO and this is my introduction to March's lovely finish.

In November, I started a top for a charity quilt with a fat quarter bundle I had won. The colors aren't really my cup of tea, but someone will love it, I know, and it gives me a chance to try out something I haven't done before!

stack of squares

I started with simple squares and made nine-patches in November, then let them languish until just last weekend when I cut them to make a disappearing nine-patch top.

Disappearing 9-patch for Project Linus

Then, I used some of the leftover squares for the back and added solid gray on either side.

Back of Project Linus quilt

Before the end of the month this will be quilted and bound! It will be donated to Graham Smith, a philanthropic young man who chose to drum up donations for Project Linus for his Eagle Scout project. I know his mother, Vivien, is very proud of him. He has even organized several other Scouts to assist in the production of quilts using donated materials.

I'm very happy to have a UFO that will soon be checked off my list and even happier to be contributing to such a worthy project.