The first UFO is from the 'Pieces and Parts' retreat. Prior to the retreat we made random blocks of a complimentary size (2", 3", 6"...) with no thought on how they would be used. In advance of the retreat, I made the stars, red-green hourglass (left/top border), 9 patch (right/bottom border), and some strata (lengths of fabric strips sewn together - used here to frame the stars).
Here's a close-up of the 9 patch border on the right. I love the pinwheel/broken dishes tucked between the 9 patch blocks.
And what do you do when your border isn't long enough? You just add one more strip (green center).
The next UFO is from the Medallion retreat. I love this piece, but haven't looked at it in quite awhile. I think I'll leave it up on the design wall to figure out what the next round will be (or call it quits and make a wall hanging out of it).
I have finished a project from one of the retreats, but I'll save that for another post.
Bye for now!