I pulled out this UFO - small assortment of random sized embroidered blocks with nature themes. Like so many things I was originally going to do so much more of these. And I like to embroider, so it could still theoretically happen that I would make more, but I just have this feeling that it's never going to and I would rather just do something with these.
But what to do with them?? The fact of the different sizes complicates things, as does the fact that there are really so few blocks.
Fast forward a week, and this is what I came up with:
I feel as though I really should have done one more block for the bottom right hand corner and it would be a lot more balanced, but it is what it is. It's roughly 38" square-ish. I like it. It was fun to mix the colors and see the effects, and four patches are such fun easy sewing.
Now - what to do for a border?? I could do no border, but I feel like it needs something. In fact, I feel like it needs to be calmed down a little. Any thoughts? I thought about a small red inner border with a checkerboard outer border. I thought about a plain red border or a plain write border. I thought a small inner border in a bright green with a red outer border. But I'm up for whatever - I just have to make up my mind.
While I'm thinking about that, I hopefully will get this borer sewn on:
And here's this, officially a finished top:
I'm glad to finally be making some progress on getting tops finished - I'm actually going to let myself start something soon-ish. Also, I've been playing around with my new machine, which has a walking foot if I can ever figure it out, so that might help me get some tops finished into quilts. But I'm still thinking I might need to send some out, which means finding someone to send them out to.
Someday I will not have as much time on my hands as I do now. But for now I do.