And got the binding on this one, Hula Huts, begun in 2006, quilted on my friend's longarm in 2007, finished today :-) :
These are not merry, lighthearted UFOs that mostly only needed squaring and binding. These are grim and dark UFOs that have problems. Can you say "unpick"?
This is the 2004 Second Saturday Sampler blocks. At the time I was determined to use the hand-look quilting stitch on the Designer1, which involves clear thread and way way too tight tension. I imagine I tried loosening the tension, which did not work. The stitch does not work. But it was one of the reasons I got the machine, so I stubbornly did the whole quilt in the ditch with this horrible tight stitch and the clear thread that shows as plainly as anything. The fabric puckered, the stitch looked horrible. It would make more sense to throw it out, since it's absolute murder picking out the stitches, but I like the sashing, so I'm giving it a try to pick it out.
Rembrandt says, "oh just throw it out and take a good nap".
Oh, I found more of the fabric that I asked about in last post: it says Andover Broderie Perse on the selvage and dates to at least 2004 or 2005, because I found it in the sashing of the 2004 SSS quilt above.