Friendly challenges are definitely a motivator for me and when Jo at Jo's Country Junction announced that she was hosting another "Bonnie Challenge" this year, I got busy! The challenge is to pull out one of your Bonnie Hunter UFO's (everyone has one, don't they? -wink-) and work to finish it before her next mystery starts the day after Thanksgiving. Woohoo! Last year's challenge worked really well for me and I was able to finish one of my favorite quilts ever...Tumalo Trail!
I immediately thought, "hmmm...do I have a UFO to work on this year? Haha...don't be silly...of course I do! In fact, I have two. I have this green 16 patch and pinwheels....I started this one last winter and have a long way to go on it! I'm thinking this might not be the best choice as that would be asking a lot to finish before Thanksgiving! I do want to put it higher on the priority list though!
And I have Narragansett Blues....I assembled the top at retreat in May and when I brought it home, I folded it up and there it sat. I decided this one was more reasonable to finish in a few weeks. :)
The top is assembled with Leader/Ender 4 patches from the past year or so and before retreat, I cut up a good portion of my blue stash for the bricks. First thing it needed was the inner border. I had this red in my stash too, and though I would have loved to go out and buy a more exciting red, I'm happy to have used what I had. :)
Next up is the checkerboard border....if I planned ahead many months ago, I could have been making these as leaders and enders too! I need 200 units and I'm almost there! Thankfully, I have a nice box full of 2" squares ready to go!
So there is my challenge! Finish up my Narragansett Blues before the start of the next mystery! I'm confident I can do it! Anyone else joining in the challenge?