I'm enjoying my blue and brown blocks very much, but the pull of the old UFOs is still strong. I don't think I've ever felt this motivated to finish old projects, I'm usually quite happy to abandon them and go play with something new. It's been so satisfying to cross the tops off the UFO list, and to make backings for them and put them in the quilting queue, I just want to keep on while I feel this way. I have several reeeeaally old sets of blocks, and I put them aside because I couldn't make the decision about where to go next with them; I want this year to be the year I buckled down and worked out what to do next , and then did it.
Two that have been weighing on my mind are these;
Mereth suggested combining them, which is an idea I loved. But I still haven't done anything with them; it seems such a huge job, working out the actual means of making a sensible quilt out of them.
I like them alternated like this,
The background fabric will be a problem though. I'm thinking I would put all the Sunflower blocks on a cream print, so that I don't have to bother matching that white fabric, and that would form a nice pattern in itself. Looks like I'll have to put my designing hat on for this one.
I've never finished an applique quilt; I've made lots of blocks, but I've never kept on sewing until they were a finished top, let alone a quilt. It's not that I can't applique, it's just that it's never held my attention for very long. I would be very proud of myself if I got this lot of blocks transformed into an actual quilt; it would be a huge accomplishment, and I'm going to aim for that.