It's a miracle! In the midst of all the "moving" activity - I found the backing fabric for "Spring Strippie" and was able to make the sleeves and finish this UFO. AND just in the nick of time too. I was the second lady in waiting for coronation of Stashbusters' "Queen of the UFOs". I used OLD Mountain Mist batting and it was everywhere! I was finding tufts of it on my clothes, the quilt and anywhere I looked. I was worried about how it was going to look finished - but it has a great drape and is hanging straight! So I entered it in our Lincoln Quilt Guild's show too. [Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend at Wesleyan University - if you're in the area.] I've pictured the front and the back for you.
Evening Stars Workshop had a block exchange of the churn dash blocks. Then I was in a "strip of the month" club led by a good friend of mine. I'm sure I drove her nuts! But she never said a word!. [Thanks, M!] The first month's assignment was "half-square triangles" - that's churn dash! The next was "square in the block" - ha! churn dash!!! Well, you get the picture - if churn dash fit the description - there it was! [I had alot of the blocks!] I even had a row of churn dashes left over - [they ended up on the back!] I thought the extra row made the quilt too long for the width and didn't want to deal with redesigning it. That's probably why it had a l-o-o-n-g incubation period as UFO.
"Moving activities" aren't all productive - you can just lay about and avoid the whole mess for awhile! A friend leaving town loaned me her library books that she knew I'd love. Yep, sure did, JA Jance has another series out. "Edge of Evil" is the first of 3 - (so far). The character is a news anchor dismissed for being "too old" and the story rushes on from there. I recommend them to any mystery fans out there or anyone avoiding big jobs!