Today I took care of one final bit on Grandmother's Scrap Bag before tucking it onto the UFO shelf in order to get ready to start my October NewFO...yeah, late as usual. The binding is a pieced binding from the same 23 fat quarters that went into the quilt top, so I sewed those together, trimmed the little triangles after sewing an extra seam to get little bonus triangle-squares from them, pressed the binding seams open, and rolled it up and stuffed it into the box. I use gift boxes like you'd use for shirts or robes at Christmas or birthdays to store my UFOs in, and place a sticky note at the end with the i.d. # and name. Yep, there are some areas of my life that are neat, tidy and under control. That's not to be said about a whole lot of other areas, especially now. But that's all for another day, or not.
On another new exciting note, Bonnie Hunter released her fabric requirements for this year's mystery quilt. She'll be releasing the first installment on 11/29...over a month away! Chomping at the bit here, and hoping I can round up enough of the fabrics in the color-way she's chosen - won't be able to buy any new ones! Since it starts so late in November, I may use that as my December NewFO even though I'm beginning to gather the fabrics now. If you're at all curious, love scrappy quilts and want to make a dent in your scrap bins, and you're not already one of Bonnie's followers who already are in the know, go check out the details at Quiltville. Last year, I took part in her Easy Street Mystery Quilt and enjoyed it. It was my first mystery follow-along with her and I used different colors as I didn't have her selections in my stash. It turned out great...though it's still one of those UFOs! Here's one of my progress shots from back then.