Just about every year or two, Colleen finds a UFO challenge for us, to help reduce the giant pile of neglected projects gathering dust in our homes. (I'm just speaking from my personal experience here. Not everybody has a giant pile. Probably.)
This year's challenge is pretty simple. Make a list of a maximum of 8 UFOs. Number them. Then come to the quilt group meeting, where Colleen will pick a number from a hat. Work on the project with that number.
There are of course a few rules. The project has to have been already started to get on the list. And the project must be completely finished to count towards the prize at the end. (Of course there's a prize!) For each completed project, the quilt maker gets one chance toward the prize drawing. More completed projects, more chances to win.
This started at the March meeting last week, where the #4 was drawn. My #4 was a group of blocks that I called Four Patch Cross. I started this project in an antique mall. In my defense, it was already a UFO when I found it.
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More Adventures with Leaders and Enders
So what would be a good Leaders and Enders project? Let's look in the scrap drawers in the closet.
It wouldn't hurt to try out a block, would it?
Wait a second ... What just happened?
I have 10 of these little blocks made, and I still haven't finished the sashing for UFO #4!
I am really having a good time, though.
Have a good time this week.