I wrote earlier this week about finishing up a quilt top that had been started decades ago, and how good it made me feel to wind up the old year with a double good deed: getting a UFO off my conscience, and helping a good cause. In fact it felt so good that I decided to do it again, when I realized there was still room in the mailing box. And sure enough, I had another box of unfinished quilt blocks on the shelf that were almost as old as the log cabins.
This one was maple leaf, a traditional pattern that I have always loved but never made. (Actually, that describes most traditional blocks; I have always been excited by the geometry but rarely had the patience to make enough for a whole quilt.)
I sewed the blocks together in a strippy set to make the quilt wider. And it too is off to Bonnie Bucknam for quilting, then on to the Mayan Families in Guatemala. Reminder: your quilts, or quilt tops, or fabric, would be welcomed by Bonnie. Start off the new year with a good deed! And send those UFOs flying off your shelf! It's addictive!