It is officially a flimsy. Now, I know that doesn't count as completely done, but considering this was just a bunch of fat quarters at the beginning of the month, I say it is still progress. It is a pretty big top too!
The pattern calls for some borders, which I haven't decided if I want to add yet. Part of the problem is that the only brown fabric that I have enough of, I'm not crazy about how it looks next to the rest of the quilt. I suppose it would make a suitable backing, but I think I should keep looking for something else. Of course, Lent is not over yet, so I won't be purchasing any border material for at least another week. :(
Now, I know you are wondering, when will I actually finish this quilt? Honestly, probably not for a while. I was just thinking a few days ago what a complete failure I have been at Judy's UFO challenge. The first month, I rearranged my list so I could work on the quilt that was at the greatest stage of completion. It is the only quilt on the list that I have actually finished. February's quilt - well I did get the backing done. It is marked and sandwiched and awaiting quilting - but it is not done. March, not finished. As I was thinking all this, I wondered which quilt would be chosen for the April challenge. I was really hoping it would be one of the small, partially completed quilts on my list. "Please", I thought, "don't let it be those T-shirt quilts for the girls". While it would help my spring cleaning along to have those done, T-shirt quilting is an involved process. You have to iron on interfacing to your knit fabrics, then cut it to size, then sew together, then sandwich and quilt as you would a regular quilt. OK, so that's really one extra step, but I have a lot of little T-shirts to do. It's going to be a lengthy process, and my April is shortened because next week is Spring Break and we are going on a trip, so no sewing for a while.... So which quilt was chosen for April? You got it, the T-shirt quilts.
I won't be doing them this month. There just isn't time, and I have other more important projects that need to be completed first. Primarily the quilt I have promised for the Hands 2 Help challenge. I feel a quilt promised to someone else takes priority over one you might be making to live in your own house. I have a pattern picked out, some of the fabric in my stash to be used, a few additional purchased to be made after Easter, and a quilt to be made for April. Thus, I will be replacing my T-shirt quilts on my UFO list, with the Hands 2 Help quilt. And you know what, I feel pretty good about it!