As I began clearing off the bed in my sewing room, I found some two-patches leftover from a previous zig-zag baby quilt. Rather than hide them away (as I probably should have done), I used them with some other scraps to make a checkerboard.
Today I added the borders, including this "wild" batik outer border. I'm not madly in love with this project, so I am going to hand it on to Margaret's Hope Chest for them to finish. I know they will find a happy recipient.
This afternoon I located the little top I made from the scraps of Peter and Lynne's quilt, Emerald Forest. Lying near it was a leftover piece of green polar fleece -- ah ha! -- a perfect backing AND batting. Since Tuesday is my "dedicated to quilting day", I rushed back from voting [rather than running some errands] and quickly quilted this one and even got it bound.
I also found on the bed a set of FQs I took to Florida two years ago and augmented, but never had started a project. I also found a book about FQ projects. . . . but I managed to NOT begin anything with these treasures. Instead I laid them aside and looked for a particular UFO I had been musing about.
That True UFO is finally on the sewing machine for the next time I get in there.
Nevertheless: I am glad to be ready to get those two projects away and out of my sewing room!
Meanwhile Bonnie Hunter has announced the start date of her next mystery: Nov. 19. I'm uncertain about participating. He quilts are labor intensive, and I want to keep working on my UFO goal for this year. Well, I can always start in the new year. And she does intend that we use everything from our stash - something I also want to keep working on.
No real line at the polling place
Lots of sun out my window as I was sewing
Charlie panfried some yummy talapia for dinner