I don't really feel like getting stuck into the UFOs right now. I feel like cutting up huge swathes of fabric and stocking the empty project boxes with new pieces. It's mad to ignore all the existing projects, silly to pull out stacks of fabric and cut more and more strips, insane to plan three new quilts. But it's also fun, and the only thing that's keeping me in the sewing room lately.
I've cut the background pieces for 35 Sister's Choice blocks,
and I've made four complete blocks (just to test my measurements).
Bonnie's mysteries so easy to put together; all the units are made, it's just a matter of arranging them into blocks and sewing them together.
When I was visiting Mereth's sewing room I saw some brown nine-patches lying on a scrap of the blue fabric I used for my Sister's Ninepatch. The blue and brown looked wonderful together, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. I really miss having nine-patch blocks ready to sew, and the obvious thing to do was to start cutting up brown scraps.
I've written these new projects into my spreadsheet for 2016; my project tally is 23, not so many after all. I think my goal for this year is to finish 16 tops, which sounds perfectly reasonable this early in the year. It's a fun number to aim for anyway.