This isn't actually new, it is on the UFO list from last year. It is the canned pears pattern from Fig Tree. Beware that if you make it larger, your columns will be different lengths. I put it away last year because I didn't want to deal with how to make them even last year. It is now in one piece and I have the tiny 4 patches for the checkerboard done also. It feels great to have this one down to the borders. Since I made it bigger, I need to figure out what size to make the inner border so that the pieced border will fit. Time to turn on my math brain again.
My group also played with the quick curve ruler. I don't live in the Southern Hemisphere, so it is a little out of season. Several people from the group made pumpkins. Mine are the tall skinny ones in the middle of the bottom and the fat ones on the lower left. A few of Ellen's beads also made it into the photo along with pumpkins from the other members.
I really enjoyed using the ruler and I can see me making more projects. The instructions were easy to understand and the curves were easy to sew. I love how all the pumpkins turned out so differently.
I hope to do a little quilting this week and maybe sew a few more strip stack blocks. My new feet for my machine arrived on Saturday. Life is too short to spend it looking for lost items (especially ones that can be replaced so easily).
It won't be long and my flowers should be popping up from the long winter rest.
Stop over to Judy's to see what others are working on.