The project was Pat Sloan's 2006 BOM, "Where are Your Shoes and Socks?" I had seven of my 12 blocks finished, and an assortment of shoe prints collected for borders, etc.
My first new blocks finished were the July "Sneakers" and August "Summer Wedding" blocks:
Which got me motivated enough to quickly finish September's "Saddle Shoes,"
and December's "Mrs. Santa's Fancy Shoes."
(I was auditioning embellishments here, but ended up going with just the lace bows.)
Once the blocks were done, I couldn't wait to get the top together. It took some digging to come up with the best sashing print, but I ended up with this green polka dot, which I just love, and a tiny green floral for the cornerstones.
And for the borders, I went with two of my shoe prints that pulled all the blue, white and green together really well!
I used the leftovers and my remaining shoe prints for the crazy-pieced back. I'm not thrilled with how this looks. I wish I'd spent a little more time arranging, maybe cut the pieces a bit smaller, and had the good sense to save a piece of shoe print for the hanging sleeve (duh). I was in a rush, and it shows. Fortunately, it's the back and it's a wall hanging, so it won't be seen much. LoL
And here it is, all ready to hang... somewhere. Finished size, approximately 36"x46"
Such a fun little quilt, I don't know why I didn't get it done sooner! I still haven't decided for sure where it will live, but I'm thrilled to have it finished after all these years!
Update 12/1/11 -- Still playing catch up on the Challenge, and just yesterday I finished my May project #9, a new bag For the Birthday Girl!