This was #5 on my 2012 UFO Challenge list, one of Curtis Boehringer Quilting's Old World Santas, called "The Holly Father Christmas." The block has been made for a loooong time, but when I did some thread painting on it, I wasn't happy with the results. And thread painting is miles and miles of dense quilting. Unstitching was not an option. So I did the only thing I knew to fix it: I put it in the UFO closet and left it there. It's probably a good thing #5 was the first one chosen from the list, because while I love the piece, I still don't love the thread painting, and would probably have put it back in the closet to sulk awhile longer. This would not be a good way to start the UFO Challenge, however, so I'm going to work on it, beginning next week. It needs a few more miles of thread painting, then I'll need to sandwich and quilt it. You can't see the entire wallhanging in this picture, but it's a complete top, borders and all, measuring 28" by 45", and it really will be beautiful when it's finished.
Anyone else struggling with your #5? Go see Judy Laquidara's website where she talks about the challenge. And join in -- it's never too late to work on that pile of UFOs! http://www.patchworktimes.com/2012-ufo-challenge/ There are 191 who have already joined and committed!