got 2 blocks together and am really liking the look...if my math is correct, have to make 100 more bow ties for the flimsy....so this is a future flimsy, but will be so fun to hand quilt, which is my goal--that plus using up my fabric. *** two years ago at retreat, found this on sale and was only going to buy half yard, but sensibility prevailed and I bought 1 yard of the 3 that were left on bolt.
I did briefly entertain the thought to buy it all but hesitated....and wish I hadn't. this is called "la scala" by Hoffman and it is gorgeous. recently while browsing thru an old "love of quilting" (july/aug 2014) was intrigued by this pattern...completely dismissed the little word upper left that says "challenging" as I knew the Hoffman print would be perfect!
and it is! have to say have never made a table runner with so many pieces--they weren't kidding about challenging--but it's nearly together now and well worth the effort. watch this space to see the flimsy, maybe some time this week. and even tho I took a brief detour from UFOs for a new project, at some point in the not-too-distant future, it's gonna be scrap day....see what I mean?
these need to be cut up into usable pieces and some are even large enough to get some big tumblers for a top in progress....in the meantime, the "amish in the city" is nearly all quilted and the binding is ready for a hopefully may finish. next up will tackle a couple of small projects from the basted pile....am determine to obliterate that F pile!