Pat Sloan's UFO Challenge began at 8am EST Saturday morning and continues through Monday night...or is it Tuesday morning? You can read details about it here:
Participants make a list of projects they believe can be finished and work as fast and furiously as possible to get them done before the long weekend is over.
I had a delayed start because of a visit from my grandson, and I just had to make a crabcake dinner with fresh crabmeat bought on our trip to see family in Maryland.
I did manage to load Oklahoma Backroads on the quilter and get started quilting. I had to quit to watch the ball drop and toast in the new year and get a few hours sleep. I finally finished the quilting by 2pm Sunday.
I have several other tops that have been waiting patiently to be quilted. I did plan to work on them, but I remembered that sample blocks needed to be made for a class I'm teaching in May. I should have just shopped my stash, but the LQS 50% off sale called to me and a succumed. I found a lovely purple Civil War fabric (my favorite!) and a contrasting rust and after a late lunch and a couple hours work I had two sample blocks made and some kits cut. I still have the Shoofly block and one other as yet undecided block to make tomorrow.
I spent the evening adding the binding and handstitching it down to complete this UFO! It will make a nice present for Mom on little Christmas (the Epiphany).
Now off to catch a few hours sleep before beginning work on the remaing two sample blocks and hopefully complete another quilt before this long weekend is over.