I have made a challenge for myself: to complete all the UFO’s in my cabinet downstairs. Some are single blocks, some partially completed quilt tops; a whole mixture of things I started in another life and want to complete.

At some point in time in the 1980’s, I became obsessed with circular quilt blocks. These two blocks were two that I drafted myself and stitched. Now I’m intent on including them in a larger quilt as a focal point, but not sure just how I want to do it. I’m thinking of making them part of a medallion in the center with a variation of a Mariner’s Compass to hold them together. These blocks were made during my “blue phase” – blue as in the color, not as in being depressed! 🙂

I have very little in my house that is blue now, leaning more toward greens and beiges. So, finding the colors I want for the quilt has been something of a dilemma. I think I finally have found my palette in the photo below. Notice the absence of green! Not only have I made a goal to complete these two UFO blocks, but to stray away from green in a quilt (which will please my daughter-in-law Kim, who I am sure is tired of seeing green everywhere in my house!) I noticed when I selected the fabrics that there is a paisley theme in several of them. Hmmm. Wonder if I could run with that…

Time to get out the pencil and paper and sketch this thing out. I know something exciting is bouncing around in my brain, just not sure what!

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